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Coaching, hiring on W-B agenda School board adopts rules for allowing administrators to coach sports.


WILKES-BARRE – The first Wilkes-Barre Area School Board work session of the New Year on Monday covered a lot issues: A new plan to name only one valedictorian for each high school; new rules allowing administrators to coach sports; a new promise to finally develop and adopt a hiring policy two years after the board started working on one; and a new concern about leaky old pipes. Project Manager Gary Salijko of Apollo Group Inc. – the company overseeing district repair work – noted a leak in water lines at Meyers High School remains unresolved. The district has had trouble pinpointing the problem because the pipe runs under the concrete flooring. Board member Phil Latinski decided to focus on where the water was going, cautioning that it could be infiltrating the infrastructure and causing unseen damage. The board asked Apollo to find someone with the expertise to determine where the leak is flowing to. Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Andrew Kuhl explained the new grading system used by the district for the past few years. Board President Maryanne Toole said she wanted the new members to understand it so the board could vote on the system, which gives each student a numeric grade for class work and for the grade point average at the end of the year rather than the old letter-grade system. The system is in use but has never been voted on by the board, Toole noted. Board member John Quinn asked why the system does not give a student a grade below 50, and Kuhl said going lower meant a student who scored poorly in the first quarter but improved enough to pass the next three could still theoretically flunk the year. If it’s too hard to rebound after one bad quarter, they may just give up, he said. Noting that the board had voted to have the athletic committee draw up and implement a policy allowing administrators to coach sports, Committee Chairwoman Lynn Evans said the committee had decided on three limits: administrators can’t leave their job early for a sports event, can’t coach at the school where they work and can’t coach their own child or grandchild. The third restriction evoked strong disagreement from Dino Galella, Quinn and Latinski. They said they expected to vote on the policy, but Assistant Solicitor Ray Wendolowski said the board had given full power to the committee and it didn’t need a vote. Wendolowski said the board could vote to change the policy at the regular meeting Wednesday. Board member John Corcoran ended the meeting by saying the ad hoc committee he chairs has begun work on a new teacher hiring policy. It has been two years since the board first decided to adopt a policy – it has no written policy, only a procedure that came under fire in 2009 when two board members pleaded guilty to charges related to bribes paid by teacher candidates to board members. Corcoran said he expects the policy to be ready for a vote within six months, if not sooner. Mark Guydish, a Times Leader staff writer, can be reached at 829-7161.


Man charged in wife’s shooting Police say Patrick John Baran called 911 and helped his wife, Sundee Baran, after shooting her during a domestic dispute. By EDWARD LEWIS

Sundee Baran told investigators her husband retrieved a gun and stood over her while she was sitting on a couch. She To see video, claimed Baran told her, “I gonna visit shoot your privates” and fired a www.times round, according to the criminal complaint. Baran called 911 and helped his wife until state police arrived. State police said Sundee Baran was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where she underwent surgery. She is expected to survive her injury, state police said. A .22-caliber handgun was recovered from the house, state police said. Baran was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and simple assault, and one count each of terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned by District Judge John Hasay and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan.18.

HUNTINGTON TWP. – A husband called 911 after he allegedly shot his wife during a domestic dispute early Monday morning, according to charges filed. State police at Shickshinny said they found Patrick John Baran, 38, helping his wife, Sundee Baran, 37, inside their house at 1528 Mountain Road just before 3 a.m. Baran was applying pressure to a gunshot wound to his wife’s stomach, state police said. According to the criminal complaint: Baran told investigators he was arguing with his wife and grabbed a handgun from a couch. He told his wife, “If you keep this up, you’re gonna get this,” and aimed the revolver between her legs. He claimed his wife swiped at the handgun and struck the hammer, causing it to discharge, striking Sundee Baran in the abdomen, the Edward Lewis, a Times Leader staff writer, may be criminal complaint says. reached at 829-7196.


Patrick John Baran of Huntington Township is led out of Central Court on Monday after being charged on numerous counts.

Public interviews set for county boards mission, about 12 for the elecCitizen appointments to all tion board and 10 for the assessthree boards to be filled must ment board. be made by Feb. 1. The assessment board, which


Applicants for three Luzerne County government boards will be publicly interviewed, a concept new to county government, the new county council decided in a work session Monday. Council members said they didn’t want to rely solely on resumes for appointments to the Board of Elections and Registration, the Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission and the Board of Tax Assessment Appeals. Citizen appointments to all three boards must be made by Feb. 1, according to the home rule charter. The council will interview only citizens who apply by noon on Jan. 17. To date, council received 25 applications for the ethics com-

will remain three members under home rule, is the only board providing compensation, and the pay has not yet been set. Several council members said they’d support a flat rate for hours worked, as opposed to a salary. Appeal board members were previously paid $15,000 each. The ethics commission will police the county’s yet-to-be-approved ethics code, which encourages workers and officials to expose questionable activity, misuse or waste of county funds and alleged corruption. Two citizens – one Democrat and one Republican – will serve on the board along with the county manager, district attorney and controller. County Election Bureau Director Leonard Piazza told the council the four election board members – two Democrats and two Republicans – should be ap-

POLICE BLOTTER HAZLETON – Police said Eric Eidleman was northbound on South Poplar Street on Sunday morning when, at the intersection of Noble Street, he collided with a Jeep Liberty driven by Mark Brennan, who was also traveling north. After impact, Eidleman’s Chevrolet Avalanche continued on to hit a building at the northwest corner of the intersection, police said. Both operators refused medical treatment, and both vehicles were towed, police said. There was no major damage to

the building. PLAINS TWP. – Township police reported the following: • John Tracz, 48, of Susquehanna, was Tasered early Sunday morning after he refused to comply with directions after he assaulted security officers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino, police said. Police said Tracz will be cited with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment. Nobody required medical treatment. • Robert Langan was arrested

pointed by Jan. 24, which is the first day to file nominating petitions in the 2012 election. The four appointees choose the fifth election board member. Interviews will be held Jan. 18 for election and assessment board applicants and Jan. 23 for ethics board applicants. Both meetings will be at 6:01 p.m. in the county Emergency Management Agency building on Water Street, Wilkes-Barre. A retiree must also be selected for the County Retirement Board, which oversees the employee pension fund. Nominations will be accepted until noon Jan. 18, and an election will be held Jan. 23. Members of the retirement system will vote on county electronic voting machines or by absentee ballots. Information on that process and how to apply for board seats will be posted on the county website at Three council members are interested in two council seats on

the retirement board: Edward Brominski, Eugene Kelleher and Rick Morelli. Council Chairman Jim Bobeck will select one, and the council chooses the other. The council also scheduled a public work session at 6:01 p.m. Thursday in the EMA building with Interim County Manager Tom Pribula to discuss 2012 budget amendment options. Pribula said he has analyzed revenue figures in the budget passed by former county commissioners and believes some of their projections are “aggressive,” which means the council must decide if it supports increasing taxes or the number of layoffs. The inherited budget has no tax hike and would require at least 150 layoffs, Pribula said. Council members also discussed a proposal to urge Lackawanna County officials to reverse a plan to sell the Triple-A baseball franchise co-purchased with Luzerne County, but council members said they must do more research.

and charged with simple assault and harassment after police responded Sunday afternoon to East Mountain Ridge Trailer Park on Jumper Road for a report of a physical domestic disturbance between a man and woman. Police said Christine Gilroy stated she was choked and punched in the nose by her live-in boyfriend, Langan. Gilroy suffered a bloody nose but refused medical treatment, police said. Langan was taken to the office of District Judge James Tupper for arraignment and was then transported to county prison for lack of $3,000 straight bail, police said.

PLYMOUTH TWP. – State police at Wyoming are investigating a burglary at a residence on West Poplar Street. Glen Jenkins told state police an unknown person kicked in a door and stole coins, a cast iron clown bank, jewelry, a gun and DVDs sometime between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. LAKE TWP. – State police at Shickshinny said Monday they charged Christopher Smith, 25, of Hunlock Township, with criminal mischief after an investigation into a damaged fence at Pump N Pantry on state Route 118 on Dec. 10.

Scranton attorney is new U.S. District judge By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES

SCRANTON -- In his first remarks as a U.S. District Court judge, former Scranton attorney Robert D. Mariani recognized the weighty responsibility bestowed upon him Monday afternoon. “In the two months that I’ve been here, I’ve seen firsthand the heavy responsibility that rests on the shoulders of a federal judge. It is unlike practicing law, I can assure you. The judges of this court rule on matters truly of life, liberty and property,” he said. “The power and responsibility here is awesome.” Sworn in as a District Court judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Nov. 10, the investiture of Mariani, 61, was completed with the administration of the oath of office as his three children clothed him in his

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Robert D. Mariani is lauded by judicial robes for the first time. He was lauded at length by both of the state’s U.S. those who knew him personally senators. and professionally, including

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, who said Mariani’s life as a practicing attorney was one of a “great advocate.” “I know that you’ll serve with integrity, that you’ll treat the people who come before you fairly as a judge, and that you’ll live up to the reputation you developed as a lawyer and as an advocate.” Mariani is the 22nd judge of the Middle District since its formation in 1901, Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Yvette Kane said. The original support of Mariani’s nomination by Casey and former Sen. Arlen Specter had lapsed without a Judiciary Committee hearing before the close of 2010, and Sen. Pat Toomey said he took great care in confirming the right candidate for the lifetime appointment. Toomey left a rigorous vetting process including discussions


Robert D. Mariani, a Scranton native, is sworn in as a U.S. District Court judge as he is accompanied by his children, from left, Christine, Jeanne Michele and Robert Jr.

about and with Mariani impressed with the Scranton native’s intellect, “unquestioned integrity,” and “commitment to the law.” “I have complete confidence in his ability to administer justice impartially,” Toomey said. Colleagues shared similar admirations. Since November, Mariani said that he has found that correct judicial decisions are not always

popular decisions, and that they must not be impacted by emotions. “You are duty-bound to follow the law, no matter what else may be on your mind,” he said. But he left those in the overflowing courtroom of the William J. Nealon Federal Building with a distinct promise. “I will strive for the wisdom to know the right decision and have the courage to make it.”

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LOCAL Cash for fire engines questioned 2011 W-B controller hopeful wants to made. Ceppa said she has no proof of any be sure no strings attached to $1M wrongdoing, but said she has requested private donation used to buy trucks. documents from the city that she hopes


From left, Gene Brady, president of Housing Development Corp.; Michael Dorneman, vice president of Bank of America; Barb Rupert, HDC manager; and Nadine Nat, housing specialist. WILKES-BARRE

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he Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded the T Housing Development Corporation



WILKES-BARRE – Mayor Tom Leighton said the city followed “proper procedures”whenituseda$1millionprivatedonation to purchase needed equipment for the fire department in 2006. Karen Ceppa, who lost her bid for city controller in November, said Monday she wants assurances the unnamed donor didn’t receive reciprocal business from the city in the years after the donation was

of Northeastern Pennsylvania a $20,000 grant to support HDC’s work in Luzerne County. HDC’s most recent venture is the new Courtright Neighborhood in the North End section of Wilkes-Barre that provides eligible residents an opportunity to buy newly constructed, energy-efficient homes at an affordable price. Since its inception in 1984, HDC has helped Luzerne County residents acquire and/or maintain affordable housing. For more information on HDC or the new Courtright Neighborhood, call (570) 824-4803.

will put her concerns to rest. Leighton released a statement Monday addressing the issue: “The city purchased three fire engines (in 2006) and made other fire department investments through the generosity of a $1 million grant from a Northeastern Pennsylvania resident (who) requested anonymity as a condition of their contribution,” the release said. “The city to this day will uphold the agreement to not reveal the identity of the donor.” Leighton said Monday that despite suspicions to the contrary, “the donor has no

ties to any city employee or city elected official, current or retired, and has never received a city contract, project, or other considerations as a result of the contribution.” Ceppa questioned why the mayor didn’t announce that the money came from a private donor when the fire engines were purchased five years ago. “The donor has never been revealed,” Ceppa said. “I understand that, but we were never told the money came from a private donor and I question why that fact was kept secret.” In a Times Leader story that appeared on July 7, 2006, Leighton said the new fire engines replaced vehicles that were 27 years old. He was quoted as saying that


NAACP to honor King


Ruling for CV appealed

Attorneys for an area businessman who filed a lawsuit against The Citizens’ Voice newspaper in 2002 said in court papers Monday that a county judge erred when he ruled in favor of the newspaper last month, reversing a $3.5 million verdict. Attorneys George Croner and Timothy Polishan, who represent Thomas Joseph Sr., his son and several of their businesses, said in court papers Monday the verdict should have been made in favor of their clients, because they proved during a non-jury trial in May that the paper damaged their reputations. Croner and Polishan say special monetary damages should be made in favor of their clients, or that a new trial should be held to determine the amount of damages. The ruling last month by Judge Joseph Van Jura negates a $3.5 million verdict that was originally entered in 2006 against the newspaper. The verdict was overturned in 2009 by the state Superior Court. The Josephs claim their reputations were damaged by a series of articles published in 2001. The articles, the suit says, falsely alleged that Joseph Sr. was under investigation for utilizing two of his businesses to launder money for reputed mobster William “Billy” D’Elia and others. WILKES-BARRE

Another big lottery win

There’s another lucky lottery winner from Luzerne County. Donald Stewart, from WilkesBarre, won the lottery’s “Jolly Jackpot” $100,000 grand prize drawing. The contest was open to all of those who played a holiday scratchoff ticket, lost and entered their ticket online for a second-chance drawing. They’re the latest local lottery winners. Just last week, a Newport Township couple claimed one of four winning $1 million tickets from the Dec. 31 Millionaire Raffle drawing.


Attorney appointed for Selenski Judge Pierantoni picks Shelley Centini, who is death-penalty certified.


The Wilkes-Barre NAACP will hold a public ceremony observing the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at 6 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The event was held in the county courthouse rotunda for 14 years, but the organization cannot afford to pay a usage fee, said organization President Ronald Felton. The county has a policy requiring non-government organizations to pay a fee for security coverage and utilities if they use the rotunda for evening events. Felton said the event must be held at night for the convenience of people who work during the day.

$860,000 was used to purchase the new engines with “money coming from multiple sources including grants and city coffers.” “Did the donor expect anything in return for the donation?” Ceppa asked Monday. “I want to make sure no contracts were handed out; that no favoritism was shown to the donor.” Leighton said proper procedures from the receipt of the grant to the purchase of the fire engines were strictly followed. “The public was not misled at any time,” he said. “The city made significant improvementsinthefiredepartmentfrom 2004onwardwhichincludedconstruction


$32,164 • Rebecca L. Madden, Wilkes-Barre, executive secretary, Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr., $42,000 • Richard Shiptoski, Shickshinny, law clerk, Judge Joseph Sklarosky, Jr., $32,164 • Jeffrey J. Tokach, Mountain Top, law clerk, Judge Michael Vough, $64,328 • Gina Bowen, Jenkins Township, executive secretary, Judge Michael Vough, $42,000 • Julie Berry, Luzerne, executive secretary, Judge Lesa Gelb, $42,000 • Christine M. Trottini, Forty Fort, law clerk, Judge Lesa Gelb, $39,455 • Samuel Falcone, law clerk, Judge Lesa Gelb, $24,872 • Thomas J. Mosca, Dallas, law clerk, Judge Richard Hughes, $24,872

WILKES-BARRE – A Luzerne County judge has appointed a death-penalty-certified attorney to defend Hugo Selenski against murder charges filed in 2006. Judge Fred Pierantoni, who was recently assigned to Selenski’s case, appointed Shelley Centini to represent Selenski at his homicide trial, tentatively scheduled to begin in April. Selenski, 38, is facing the death penalty if he is convicted in the deaths of Tammy Fas- Selenski sett and Michael Kerkowski, both 37. Investigators allege Selenski killed Fassett and Kerkowski on May 3, 2002. Their bodies were found on June 5, 2003, buried outside the home on Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township, where Selenski lived. Pierantoni said Centini, appointed as an independent contractor as conflict counsel, will be paid $85 per hour, without benefits, with a cap of $40,000 – equal to approximately 470 hours of work. Selenski also is represented by attorney David Lampman, but because he is not certified to handle death-penalty cases, another attorney had to be appointed to the case. Attorneys are barred from commenting due to a court-imposed gag order. Conflict lawyers are taxpayer-funded private attorneys who are court-appointed to handle criminal cases when the Public Defender’s Office has a conflict of interest in representing a defendant. Out of the 12 lawyers from the conflict pool, only five are death-penalty certified. Three of the five have a conflict themselves, having represented a witness in

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rijah Rives, 2, didn’t need to worry about dozing off behind the wheel with mom Amy Thomas as backseat ‘driver’ during his Monday afternoon pre-naptime ride through Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Possible snow flurries could make a walk in the park this morning less than ideal, but skies should turn partly sunny this afternoon with dry weather continuing tonight into Wednesday morning. Park strollers better enjoy the relatively mild weather while it lasts, as a storm approaching from Texas could bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday night, with some snow and rain possible Thursday morning. Find the complete weather forecast on Page 6B.

County’s 6 new judges make staff appointments President judge says appointments needed due to heavy caseloads. By SHEENA DELAZIO

WILKES-BARRE – The six newly elected Luzerne County judges have appointed their staff members, who include two former prosecutors. The 16 appointments became effective Jan. 2, President Judge Thomas Burke said in orders filed Monday. “These were necessary appointments to the personal staff of our six new judges who have already been assigned a significant caseload,” Burke said. The appointments include full-time law clerk positions for Judge Michael Vough, filled by Jeffrey Tokach, who had previously served as the first assistant district attorney, and for Judge

Fred Pierantoni, filled by former Assistant District Attorney Chester Dudick. Eight part-time law clerk positions and six full-time secretary positions also were filled. The appointments Monday did not include tipstaff for the new judges, due in part because the courts have agreed to create a tipstaff pool, rather than assigning one to each judge. A tipstaff serves a judge in the courtroom when court is in session. Approximately five tipstaffs serve current sitting judges, and would likely be used interchangeably for each judge, while other staffing for judges has been reduced because they have assumed senior status. The new appointments include an annual salary plus benefits: • Elizabeth Topolski, Sugarloaf, law clerk, Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr.,

Scranton marker honors life of late Gov. Robert P. Casey Placard notes late governor’s children’s health, environmental work. By RICH HOWELLS For The Times Leader

SCRANTON – Taking place on what would have been his 80th birthday, friends, family and local officials gathered at the small park at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Woodlawn Street to remember the life and accomplishments of former Gov. Robert Patrick Casey, Sr. during a dedication ceremony of a state historical marker in his name Monday afternoon. Sponsored by the Lackawanna County Historical Society, the blue and yellow aluminum marker credits Casey for pio-

neering the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which served as a national model; “landmark” environmental reforms such as the PENNVEST clear water program; and achieving national stature for his anti-abortion stance. It joins the more than 2,000 markers administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission since 1946, which commemorate the stories of public officials, community representatives, and historical events across the state. Serving as the 42nd governor from 1987-95, Casey also served as state senator from 1962-66, first vice president of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention from 1967-68, and auditor general from 1969-77. “The governor inspired not only the young people of Green


Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and Sen. Bob Casey with his mother beside him unveil a marker honoring the late Gov. Robert P. Casey.

Ridge, but of Northeastern Pennsylvania by his dedication to service, and most importantly, by his perseverance,” Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty said.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. recalled that in his late father’s first interview outside his home after his election, his first statement was to thank his neigh-

bors and friends in Green Ridge, which is why his son found the marker’s location appropriate. “ ‘In any free society, there will always be people who are vulnerable, at the mercy of those with power. In the name of freedom, we cannot sit back and let some people be trampled by others. We cannot let the weak be exploited by the strong. Only government when all else fails can safeguard the venerable and the powerless,’ ” Casey said, quoting his late father. Casey Sr.’s wife of 50 years, Ellen, agreed her husband’s heart remained in the community throughout his lifetime. Casey was diagnosed with the rare hereditary disease, Appalachian familial amyloidosis. He died May 30, 2000, at the age of 68.

















Iran condemns American Former translator tabbed as spy McClatchy News Service


Swiss carnival season begins

So-called Nuessler, men or boys in traditional costumes and masks derived from those worn by the characters in the Venetian Commedia dell’ Arte, parade through the streets of Brunnen, Switzerland, on Monday, marking the opening of carnival season.

BEIRUT — A court in Tehran has sentenced to death an Iranian American who was convicted of spying for the CIA, Iranian media reported Monday. The sentencing of Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, 28, is likely to add to the tension between the United States and Iran, which has been escalating over the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program. Prosecutors accused Hekmati of “cooperation with an enemy government, membership in the CIA and attempts to accuse Iran of supporting terrorism,” the semiofficial Fars news agency reported. Last month, Iranian state television broadcast video of a purported confession by Hekmati in which he said he had been sent by the CIA to infiltrate Iranian intelligence services. Iran alleges Hekmati served at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan and received specialized training. The Intelli-

gence Ministry said its agents identified Hekmati at Bagram air base in neighboring Afghanistan and tracked him as he infiltrated Iran. Fars reported Hekmati repeated the alleged confession at a closed-door trial last month, telling the court that he was “fooled” by the CIA and did not want to “strike a blow” at Iran. Hekmati’s family said any confessions would have been made under duress. His father, Ali Hekmati, a community college professor in Flint, Mich., told The Associated Press that his son was a former U.S. military translator who was in Iran to visit his two grandmothers. The younger Hekmati was born in Flagstaff, Ariz., and graduated from high school in Flint. The U.S. State Department has demanded Hekmati’s release, saying he was falsely accused. “We call on the government of Iran to


Iranian TV shows U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA.

17 killed by car bombs

grant the Swiss protecting power immediate access to him and release him without delay,” the State Department’s deputy spokesman, Mark C. Toner, said. “We’ve seen this story before with the Iranian regime falsely accusing people of being spies and then holding innocent foreigners for political reasons.”

hree car bombs exploded Monday evening in the Iraqi capital and T killed at least 17 people, authorities

said.. One bomb struck near a police vehicle in a Shiite neighborhood, killing three policemen and four others, police said. Earlier, a roadside bomb killed two Shiite pilgrims in a Baghdad suburb. The attacks were the latest in a wave of violence primarily targeting Shiites that has killed more than 90 people in less than a week. Security discovered a third car bomb in a predominantly Sunni area in Baghdad later in the evening. It exploded while sappers were trying to defuse it, killing a soldier, officials said. The leaders of Iraq’s rival sects have been locked in a standoff since last month, when authorities in the Shiitedominated government called for Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi’s arrest on terrorism charges just as the last American troops were withdrawing from the country. Al-Hashemi is Iraq’s highest ranking Sunni politician.


Scouts nix cookie sales

Fourteen members of a Girl Scout troop in Aurora, Ohio, have their own recipes for making money, and they don’t involve selling cookies. Unhappy that local leadership has moved to sell four of their seven camps, they have decided not to sell the cookies that help pay for their program. “They can work at McDonald’s or do baby-sitting” to earn money for their activities, troop leader Marie Cassidy said. “They have options. It’s just not worth their while.” Troop leaders say pockets of girls are not taking part in the annual cookie drive in the 18-county North East Ohio council. WASHINGTON

EPA’s power on trial

The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Monday to an Idaho couple’s fight to build their dream home over the objections of the Environmental Protection Agency, in a case that could have far broader implications and limit the EPA’s ability to regulate developers, energy companies and others. Justice Samuel Alito called the EPA’s conduct “outrageous.” Justice Antonin Scalia spoke of the agency’s “highhandedness.” The broad issue is whether landowners hit by EPA compliance orders should be allowed to sue immediately to overturn those orders, rather than waiting for the EPA to go to court to force compliance. The case could have far-reaching implications. Environmental groups say that a victory for Michael and Chantell Sackett could allow big corporate polluters to tie up the EPA in court instead of dealing with the problem. WASHINGTON

Daley quits as chief of staff

William Daley is stepping down as White House chief of staff and budget director Jack Lew is taking over President Barack Obama’s team as it heads into a tough election year. Daley gave his letter of resignation to the president last week. The choice of Lew puts a veteran staffer of the White House, Capitol Hill and State Department in a critical position as the president looks to work through tough budget and economic issues with Congress this year despite fierce opposition from Republicans in the GOP-led House.



firefighter retreats down a ladder Sunday as the moon rises over a strip mall fire in Silverdale, Wash. The cause of the blaze, which destroyed the commercial complex, was blamed on a malfunction in a tanning salon bed. There were no major injuries.

Penn State president’s alumni meetings fill up Meetings set for Pittsburgh, King of Prussia and New York. The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Three town hall meetings planned this week with Penn State alumni and school President Rodney Erickson have reached full capacity. There is no room for additional registrants for the events in downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the Philadelphia suburb of King of Prussia on Thursday and in New York on Friday, the university said. Erickson has billed the 90-minute events, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, as a way for him to listen to alumni. During a similar forum with about 450

New sex education standards released

The recommendations to states and school districts are non-binding. By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer



students and employees on Nov. 30, ErPAT E R N O S G I V E $10 0 K ickson said the school would raise the visibility of ethics “to a new level” so that HARRISBURG — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and his wife the university community will “learn to donated $100,000 last month to Penn do the right thing the first time, every State, money that was split between a time.” library and an undergraduate fellows Erickson, formerly Penn State’s proprogram that bear the family name. Sue Paterno on Monday described the vost and an executive vice president, contributions to the Paterno Liberal took the helm in November after Graham Arts Undergraduate Fellows Program Spanier resigned in the wake of allegaand the Paterno Library as an annual tions that former assistant football coach gift. Jerry Sandusky molested children and Students in the fellows program receive $1,500 to $5,000 to help fund research, two high-ranking school administrators overseas study and internships. lied to a grand jury investigating the matter. The Penn State Alumni Association executive director Roger L. Williams. has received and responded to thousands Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts that of emails and phone calls about the scan- involve 10 alleged victims over 15 years. dal and expressed “justifiable concerns Longtime football coach Joe Paterno and questions” about it, said association was fired amid the scandal.

WASHINGTON — Young elementary school students should use thepropernamesforbodypartsand, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guide- Experts lines released say Mondaybyacoalition of health schools are and education inconsisgroups. The non-bind- tent in how ing recommen- they addations to states and school dis- dress sentricts seek to en- sitive topcourage age-apics. propriate discussions about sex, bullying and healthy relationships — starting with a foundation even before second grade. By presenting minimum standards that schools can use to formulate curriculums for each age level, the groups hope that schools can build a sequential foundation that willbetterhelpteensastheygrowinto adults. Experts say schools are inconsistent in how they address sensitive topics. Despite awareness of bullying,forexample,DebraHauser,presidentofAdvocatesforYouth,agroup involved with creating the standards, said some schools don’t addressit—oratleastnotinrelationto sexual orientation or gender identity,whichiswhereshesaidalotofthe bullying occurs. By the end of second grade, the guidelines say students should use the correct body part names for the male and female anatomy, and also understand that all living things reproduce and that all people have the right to not be touched if they don’t want to be. They should also be able to identity different kinds of family structures and explain why bullying and teasing are wrong. Beyond lessons about puberty by the end of fifth grade, the guidelines say students should be able to define sexual harassment and abuse. When they leave middle school, they should be able to differentiate between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. It calls for high school graduates to evaluate the effectiveness of abstinence,condomsandother“safersex methods”andknowhowemergency contraception works. Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Education Abstinence Association, said she does not agreewiththetopicsandgoalsofthe standards. Abstinence should be the focus of such programs, she said.

Muslim man from Kosovo charged in Fla. bomb plot In video, he said he wants “payback” for wrong done to Muslims. By TAMARA LUSH and MITCH STACY Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — A Kosovo-born Muslim man was charged with plotting to attack crowded locations around Tampa, including nightclubs and a sheriff’s office, with a car bomb, assault rifle and other explosives, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an

eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen Osmakac born in Kosovo, a region of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen crosslegged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47 behind him. Osmakac said in the video that Muslim blood was

more valuable than that of people who do not believe in Islam, according to the complaint. He said he wanted “payback” for wrong that was done to Muslims, the complaint said. Led by the United States, NATO intervened in 1999 to protect the largely Muslim Kosovo region and force Yugoslav and Serbian forces to withdraw. Osmakac gave only brief answers to questions during his first appearance in federal court Monday. He wore a blue jail outfit and was shackled at his wrists and ankles. His public defender, Alec Hall, declined to comment afterward.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli ordered Osmakac held without bail. If convicted on the single count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, Osmakac could face life in prison. Osmakac was arrested Saturday — the day officials said he was planning his attack — after he allegedly bought explosive devices and firearms from an undercover agent. The firearms and explosives were disabled by law enforcement before the sale. Osmakac lived with his parents in Pinellas Park, Fla., a small city west of Tampa.

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Judge leaves case; bars testimony Group wants Joseph Augello throws out psychiatric reports in Cody Lee homicide trial.


WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne County Senior Judge Joseph Augello has barred testimony and any reports a psychiatrist has made in the homicide case of now-18-year-old Cody Lee. Augello also removed himself from the case. In a three-page order, Augello said any report written by John O’Brien, and any testimony by him is not permitted at any of the proceedings in Lee’s case. “This is another win for Cody Lee,” his attorney Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. said. Lee is charged in the December

2009 shooting death of his 80year-old greatgrandfather, Herbert Lee, in Lake Township. At a hearing in November, AuLee gello heard arguments from Lee’s attorneys and prosecutors regarding a request by defense attorneys to have O’Brien’s testimony and reports thrown out. Lee’s attorneys, Olszewski, Melissa Scartelli and Charles Rado, argued O’Brien’s testimony and reports should be disallowed because he likely based his opinions on evidence that had been previously suppressed in the case, including statements Lee made to investigators about the shooting. The report could be used at a hearing in which a judge would de-

cide if Lee’s case should stay in adult court or be handled in the county’s juvenile system. That hearing has not yet been scheduled. Defense attorneys argued it would be impossible for O’Brien to disregard or set aside what he has already read. Prosecutors said at the November hearing that O’Brien said his opinion about Lee would not change, whether he read the statements or not. Augello sided with the defense. “The commonwealth witness should not be basing opinions upon matters which have been appropriately suppressed,” Augello wrote. “For this reason it would be inappropriate based upon our review of his report, for Dr. O’Brien to testify at the transfer hearing.” Augello also said in his filing that

because he also reviewed evidence, reports and opinions of experts, he believed it would be appropriate for another judge to conduct the request to transfer to juvenile court. Special Courts Administrator Kathleen Hubbard assigned newly elected Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. to preside over Lee’s trial and any further court proceedings. A trial in the case has not yet been scheduled. Assistant district attorneys Michael Melnick, Frank McCabe and Mamie Phillips are prosecuting the case. First Assistant District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said Monday he and District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis are in the process of reviewing Augello’s decision with Melnick. The prosecutors will then decide if the ruling should be appealed, Sanguedolce said.

Hazleton bar closed for night after third fight Cops were probing Saturday’s 2nd fight at Prestigio Bar and Restaurant when 3rd one began. By EDWARD LEWIS

HAZLETON – City police said they closed a tavern on North Wyoming Street after investigating several altercations at the business on Saturday. Police said they were called to Prestigio Bar and Restaurant at 40 N. Wyoming St. at 7:30 p.m. and10 p.m. While police were investigating the latter altercation, a third fight erupted inside, prompting police to shut down the business for the night. Prestigio advertises itself on Facebook as a family-style restaurant. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board lists Daniel C. Batista and Amado Batista as officers on the liquor license. They could not be reached for comment on Monday. A year ago, two men were killed outside the establishment in an altercation that began inside another tavern at Penn Palace, 44 N. Wyoming St., according to arrest and court records. Police said they first responded to Prestigio at 7:30 p.m., when sev-


Prestigio Bar and Restaurant on North Wyoming Street in Hazleton.

eral patrons inside the tavern began fighting and throwing bottles. A man standing in the rear of the tavern was struck in the face, causing a severe injury, police said. The man was treated at a hospital. His name was not released. Police returned to the tavern more than two hours later when an altercation that began inside the tavern spilled out on to Green Street. Police said one of the people in the second fight brandished a handgun and sped away in a vehi-

cle. Police said that while they were investigating the second fight, a third altercation erupted inside the tavern, forcing police to close the business for the night. No charges have been filed as a result of the three fights. According to LCB records, Prestigio was cited with furnishing alcohol to a minor in February 2009 and August 2010. The license holders were fined $3,500, according to LCB records.

Arrest and court records say Judah Hope, 23, was fatally shot and Vladimir Ruiz, 21, was gunned down in the area of 40 and 44 N. Wyoming St. on Jan. 16, 2011. Surveillance video from businesses on North Wyoming Street allegedly recorded the killings. Angel Sanchez, 20, and Rodolfo Perez, 25, both of Hazleton, are facing trial in March for the homicide of Ruiz.

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WILKES-BARRE CITY New W-B council members COUNCIL TO MEET hope to bring back decorum • City Council’s work session is to the sessions. today at 6 p.m. in Council ChamBy BILL O’BOYLE

bers, 4th floor, City Hall. • Council’s regular meeting, where public input is allowed, will be held Thursday at 6 p.m.

WILKES-BARRE – Tony George wants the 2012 version of City Council meetings to feature decorum – “dignity or good taste that is appropriate to a specific occasion.” George, 60, is one of three new council members who will participate in their first meeting this week. Maureen Lavelle, 67, and George Brown, 60, join returning incumbents Mike Merritt, 50, and Bill Barrett, 61, on the five-member panel. All are Democrats. “First of all, I want to calm down the meetings,” George said Monday. “We have to bring decorum to council meetings – from both sides of the desk.” George said that when people address council they have to show constraint and respect, and he expects the same from his fellow council members. “Once we get there, then we can get down to business,” George said. “It takes two people to argue; both sides have to be civil.” Maureen Lavelle, like George, is hopeful meetings are civil. “I don’t want to see the drama that we’ve had in the past,” Lavelle said. “I will respect people, and in return, I expect to be respected.” At council’s final meeting of 2011, Santa Claus (former mayoral candidate Libertarian Betsy Summers), a regular critic of city officials, arrived with “gifts” for council and Mayor Tom Leighton. “Santa Claus was given more than five minutes,” Lavelle said, referring to the al-

lotted time given for public comment. “Santa should have been gaveled.” Council meetings have been volatile in recent months with shouting and name calling a regular occurrence. George, a former city police chief, wants a representative of the police department administration to attend the meetings to respond to public comments, questions and criticisms. “Ninety percent of the public complaints are about the police department,” George said. “Somebody should be there to explain and to answer the questions.” Mike Merritt, the new council chairman, said council members should feel optimistic heading into 2012. “With opportunities come some challenges,” Merritt said. “The sooner we face those challenges and address them, the better off we all will be. We need to measure our current performance in all areas and make improvements,” he said. “And without costing the taxpayers any more.” Barrett, who will serve as vice chairman, said the focus will be on city neighborhoods. “We will need to further partner with our residents, community and civic groups with the goal of reducing crime, eradicating blighted properties and striving to improve the quality of life in all of our neighborhoods,” he said. Brown said his goal to see that residents’ concerns are addressed in a timely manner. “Their issues will be taken seriously,” Brown said. Beautiful New Homes Priced From $275,000 to $595,000

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Pa.’s storm-hit roads, bridges to get $40.6M By BILL O’BOYLE

Pennsylvania is set to receive $40.6 million to repave roads and repair bridges that were damaged last summer during Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene. It had not been determined Monday how much of the money would be directed to projects in Luzerne

portation, said the state agency has not yet been given guidance as to whatspecificprojectsthemoneywill go toward. “Forty million sounds like a lot, butwhenyouspreaditoutacrossthe state, it will not do as many projects as people may think,” May said. “I am awaiting word from Harrisburg to see if they’ve made any decisions as to the specifics of dividing up the money.” The money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours,

YMCA seeking to help area ACHIEVE The Wilkes-Barre facility has been named a “mentor” in a national health program. By MARK GUYDISH

WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA has moved beyond helping Wyoming Valley residents get and stay fit – well beyond. The local Y has been named as a “mentor” in an expanding national program designed to promote healthier habits in communities, and in this case the community is Dubuque, Iowa. “We were one of only three Y’s across the country chosen to do this,” Communication Director Meghan Davis said. “This” is a new idea in a 4-yearold program called Action Communities for Health, Innovation

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• Cara L. Solimine, Peckville, law clerk, Judge Richard Hughes, $39,455 • Nicole Marek, Plains Township, executive secretary, Judge Richard Hughes, $42,000 • Nancy Biscontini, Plains Township, executive secretary,

and EnVironmental ChangE, or ACHIEVE. The idea is to help participating communities build partnerships and raise public awareness “about the harmful effects of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity in schools, work sites and other community settings,” according to a press release. ACHIEVE is run collaboratively by five national health organizations with enough letters in their acronyms to fill a pot of alphabet soup, including the YMCA of the USA. All five operate under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Communities Programs. The program started in January 2008 with 10 participating communities using small grants to implement various programs to meet health improvement and awareness goals. In 2009, the Judge Jennifer Rogers, $42,000 • Fred T. Howe, Dallas, law clerk, Judge Jennifer Rogers, $32,164 • Eric Wassell, Wilkes-Barre, law clerk, Judge Jennifer Rogers, $32,164 • Chester F. Dudick, Jr., Hunlock Creek, law clerk, Judge Fred Pierantoni, $64,328 • Joann M. Elko, Pittston Township, executive secretary, Judge Fred Pierantoni, $42,000

Wyoming Valley was one of 43 communities added to the list, with the local Y spearheading the effort. By last year, 134 communities nationwide were involved. On Monday, ACHIEVE announced 15 more communities would join the program this year, with a new twist. Each of the newcomers was assigned a “mentor,” one of the communities that has been in the program and has a successful track record. The local program, run by Carol Hussa from an office in the Y, was appointed mentor for Dubuque. “They are new to this program,” Davis said. “If they have questions or concerns or need technical assistance, they call us. Carol will take that on, though it will be a group effort with the rest of us helping out.” Becoming a mentor involves a small grant to cover the expenses, though Davis didn’t know the amount.

debrisremovalandotherimmediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in impacted areas also are eligible for reimbursement. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton,servesontheHouseTransportation and Infrastructure Committee. He said he was “pleased and proud” thatthefederalgovernmentistaking steps to provide disaster relief fundingforthepeoplewholivein,workin and travel through the11th Congressional District he represents. “This funding is vitally needed, and it will help restore some of the roads that were damaged during

Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene,” he said. “These funds are awardedtoastateafterthepresident orthegovernorissuesaformalemergencydeclarationandthestatefilesa request for the cost of damages to its eligible highways.” U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-LycomingTownship,saidsomeareasofthe 10th District were among the hardest-hit in Pennsylvania. “This funding will play a critical role in helping communities and businesses bounce back after the devastation caused by the back-toback storms,” Marino said.

POLICE BLOTTER HAZLETON – City police reported the following: • Two men robbed the Pantry Quik, 902 W. Diamond Ave., just before 8 p.m. Sunday. One of the men brandished a firearm. The two men took an undetermined amount of money and cigarettes, police said. • Police said they apprehended John Boynton, 33, of East Chestnut Street, on a warrant from New York while they were investigating an incident in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street on Sunday. Boynton was wanted on a parole violation in New York, police said. Boynton was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail. WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Roseanne Kuhar of Mountain Top reported Sunday a window was smashed

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on her vehicle and her purse was stolen from the parking lot at St. Nicholas Church, South Washington Street. • Rose Ann Caffrey of South Hancock Street reported Sunday someone spray painted graffiti on her vehicle. • Police said they cited Sylvia Cruz, 51, of South Sheridan Street, with public drunkenness after she was allegedly found intoxicated and refused to leave Stanton Bowling Lanes on Sunday. • Police apprehended Michael McCloe, age and address unknown, on an arrest warrant on drug offenses. McCloe was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Cardiff Lane on Sunday. • Police said George Pinckney, of Brooklyn, will be charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after investigating an incident at 191 S. Meade St. on Saturday.

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The trees are to be placed by the road curb. There are no set date or times DALLAS TWP. – The Road for individual street pickup. Department will be picking up Christmas trees may also be residential Christmas trees, weath- dropped off at the township’s er permitting, through Jan. 20. recycling site, where they will be Residents are asked to remove recycled as mulch. lights and ornaments from the trees.


Area’s share of federal funds not yet determined. National disaster tab $1.6 billion.

County and Northeastern Pennsylvania. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday thatnearly$1.6billionwillbeallocatedtostatesandterritoriesacrossthe nation to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters. “Communitiesfromcoasttocoast are still recovering from disasters thathaveaffectedtheroadstheyuse, their homes and businesses,” LaHood. James May, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Trans-


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of Hollenback firehouse, equipment upgrades and the purchase of new fire engines and ambulances, which were financed by a variety of sources, including the grant through Kids for the Kingdom.” Kids for the Kingdom is a California-based charity. On its website the charity’s mission states: “Kids for the Kingdom is a 501-c (3) charitable organization recognized by the IRS. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. More than that, yourgiftswilldosomuchforkidsaroundtheworld.” Tim Dabel, operations director for Kids for the Kingdom, said Monday that he wasn’t employed at the charity in 2006, but as far as he knows the money was spent according to the donor’s intent. “We don’t have any issues with the way the donation was used,” Dabel said. “I can’t tell you why this foundation was used to disburse the money.” Dabel said the charity’s nonprofit status allowed the donation to be tax deductible for the donor. Leighton said he was “personally very grateful” for the donor stepping forward at a time when the city was facing serious financial difficulties. The mayor said that when he took office in 2004 the city was facing a $10 million deficit and it had lost its credit rating. “I would hope that individuals or families with the financial means would continue to identify areas where their philanthropy could benefit communities trying to balance the escalating cost of vital equipment and services in a recovering economy,” he said.

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CHRISTOPHER MORRISON, a last known address of North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, died shortly after admission to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, on Sunday, January 8, 2012, of natural causes. Mr. Morrison is believed to be age 39 with a birth date of July 13, 1972. Luzerne County Coroners Office asks those with knowledge of his family to call the Coroners Office at 825-1664. JOSEPH D. STACHNIK, Kingston, passed away Monday, January 9, 2012. Services are pending from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. JOSEPH PERZIA, 71, of Frederick Street, Swoyersville, died on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at WilkesBarre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. JOHN PIZANO, 75, of Rockville, Maryland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012, in the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital of Rockville, Maryland. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

Mrs. Catherine (Rodzinak) Glowinski January 9, 2012 Catherine (Rodzinak) GloM rs.winski, 85, of North Washing-

ton Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed into Eternal Life early Monday morning in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following a lingering illness. Born April 7, 1926, in WilkesBarre, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Zosh) Rodzinak. A student of parochial education, she was a graduate of the former Saint Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1944. Mrs. Glowinski was a member of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community, and previously attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, both of Northeast Wilkes-Barre. Until her health deteriorated, she loved to crochet as a favorite pastime. She is remembered by family and friends as being a devoted mother and grandmother, whose focus in life was in nurturing her children into adulthood and was a very religious and faithful Catholic. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Edward B. Glowinski, on May 1, 2005, and by brothers and a sister, Michael, John, Joseph, Anthony and Albert Rodzinak; Stephen Mrovcak and Eleanor Koschak. Surviving are her three beloved sons, David, with whom she resided; Edward and his wife, Caroline, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Mark, of Maple Shade, N.J.; a grandson, Mark Glowinski II; a sister, Lucy Radzwilla of Larksville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Glowinski will be conducted on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, followed by the celebration of her funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Saint Stanislaus Kostka worship site of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community. The Reverend Michael J. Kloton, parochial vicar, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dorchester Drive, Dallas. Relatives and friends may join her sons and family for visitation and remembrances Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. To send her family online words of comfort and support, please visit our family’s website at

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Agnes D. Endrusick

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January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012

gnes D. Endrusick, 93, passed away January 8, 2012 at HighA land Manor Nursing Home in Exe-

ter, where she was a resident for the past year. Born December 26, 1918, in Exeter, Agnes was the daughter of the late John Machulsky and Anna (Machulsky) Budnaitis. She attended Exeter grade schools and was employed many years ago at the General Cigar Factory in Forty Fort. Wyoming had been her home for the last 60 years where she raised her family, was a member of St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish, their Christian Mothers Society and was a member of the Wyoming Hose Company No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary. Agnes enjoyed being a member of the Cosmopolitan Seniors Club in Exeter and especially the Golden Voices singing group of which she was the pianist. They performed at many nursing homes throughout the area for many years, singing the old-time classics and holiday mainstays. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Endrusick, in 1987; brothers, John Machulsky and William Gutaitis; sisters, Florence Pace and Aldona Gregutis. Surviving are hers sons, Thomas and his wife, Rita (Shura), of Lusby,

Md., and John, of Wyoming; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes’ family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the staffs of The Laurels in Wyoming and Highland Manor Nursing home in Exeter for their excellent care and comfort during the last few years of her life. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Wyoming. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call today 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frances T. Orosz January 7, 2012

died Saturday morning, January 7, 2012, a resident of Balanced Care at Bloomsburg, after being admitted earlier in the week. She was also a resident of her former home on 10th Street in Berwick. Frances had been fighting a battle with ill health since 1998. Frances was born on Monday, January 28, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor (Kitcavage) Novick. She was a member of the 1964 graduating class of the GAR Memorial High School in Wilkes-Barre. Through- Richard Orosz and his wife, Jennifout her early working career, she er, of Plains; multiple grandchildren was a dedicated Visiting Nurse to and great-grandchildren; among many families, and was also later many of her foster children is a employed as a manager for different daughter, Priscilla Bloom, of Wendy’s restaurants. She was al- Bloomsburg; and also a brother, Edways a loving and caring wife and ward Novick Jr. of Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will mother to her husband and her many children. She also felt the love be held on Saturday, January 14, at and joy of being a Foster Parent to 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 605 Lumany children during her life. Preceding her in death were sev- zerne Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643, eral siblings, Ruth Rapp, Eleanor with Monsignor John Sempa as celMcDermott, James Novick, Bernie ebrant. Arrangements are under the care Novick and William Novick. Survivors include her beloved and the direction of the Allen Funerhusband of 12 years, Mark V. Orosz; al Home Inc., 745 Market at Eighth also surviving are two daughters, Street, Bloomsburg. For those unDebra, of Wilkes-Barre, and Barba- able to personally attend, online ra, of Williamsport; and two step- condolences are available at Allensons, Vincent Orosz of Kingston and

Madaline M. Keeble January 8, 2012 adaline M. Keeble of Tunkhannock died Sunday evening in M the Tunkhannock Methodist Manor

and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at noon from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Lori Robinson. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 535, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Jay H. Bloomer January 8, 2012 Jay H. Bloomer, 81, of Dallas, passed away Sunday morning peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Jay was born on Dec. 6, 1930 in Sunbury, Pa. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of East Dallas United Methodist Church until its closing. Then he attended Fellowship Evangelical Free Church until his illness. Jay worked 22 years for 3M Company. He loved golf, football, tennis and other sports. Jay’s favorite was golf and he had many golf buddies. Jay also loved to go camping. He was a loving husband

tella Koper Antos, 88, of West Wyoming, passed away Monday, S January 9, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre

vived by three sisters, Rose Martorana, Mary Germano and Ann Marie Gretzula, and one brother, John D’Andrea. She loved and was loved by her family and her many friends. Her family would like to acknowledge the nurses, nurse aides and staff of St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home for the care, compassion and affection they bestowed on Lucy. The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore. Friends may call in the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. To send an online condolence or for directions, visit

General Hospital. Born September 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Anna Koper. Stella was a graduate of West Wyoming High School, Class of 1941. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church of St. Monica’s Parish and a member of the Senior Citizens Club of West Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; sisters, Helen Borosky and Jean Boice; brothers Adam Koper and Leonard Koper. Surviving are her son, Ronald, and his wife, Mary Ann, of Taylor; daughter, Karen Godleski, and her husband, Edward, of Wilkes-Barre City; granddaughters, Lori Godleski and her fiance, Paul Lindenmuth, and Kristy Harchar and her husband, Greg; great-grandchildren, Katie Pugh and Evan and Hailey Harchar; brother Walter Koper, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Wyoming. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Almeda Schacht January 8, 2012

T. Orosz, age 65, of RoseF rances wood Apartments, Berwick,

in Tunkhannock. She was born in Meshoppen, on April 20, 1924, daughter of the late Clarence and Susan Ellis Lee. She was a 1942 graduate of Towanda High School and prior to her retirement, she had been employed for 38 years at the Endicott Shoe Company in Tunkhannock. She attended the Russell Hill United Methodist Church, was a member of the Tunkhannock Moose Lodge and was involved in the Senior Peer Counseling and served as a volunteer at Tyler Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by husbands, Robert Cole, Charles Shaffer, Eugene Madden and Charles Keeble; son Gary Cole; brother Douglas Lee; sisters Christine Hoban and Anna Zevensky and a stepsister, Shirley Nowaczyk, and grandchildren Timothy and Gary Cole Jr., and John Adams. Surviving are daughters, Dawn and husband Robert Franko of Meshoppen; Diane Barney of Austin, Texas; brother Robert E. Lee of Horseheads N.Y.; sister Naomi Root of Springville; six grandchildren

Stella Koper Antos January 9, 2012

Mastri, 92, a lifelong resiL ucy dent of Dunmore, died peaceful-

ly on January 8, 2012. She was the wife of the late Dominic Mastri, founder and owner of Doma Importing Co. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1937. She was the daughter of Nicola and Anna Marie Pietraface D’Andrea. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Theresians of Scranton, The Emanon Club, the Kyna Club, the 50 Plus Club and a volunteer at Dunmore Senior Center. She was also a former President of the Mothers’ Auxiliary of Boy Scout Troop 13 and secretary of Doma Importing, where she worked until she was 86 years old. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret D’Andrea, Carmella Hollenback; a brother, Nick D’Andrea, and daughter-in-law Suzanne Mastri. Surviving are four children, Dina Koizen and husband Joe; Dominic Mastri Jr., Thomas Mastri and wife Sally, and Anita Cola and husband Thomas; eight grandchildren, Joseph Koizen, Lisa Mastri, Thomas Mastri Jr., Aimee Medonos, Mariana Kazmierski, Dominic Mastri III, Thomas Cola Jr. and Paul Cola. She also had three great-grandchildren, Jose Valenzano, Simon Medonos and Lily Anna Cola. She is also sur-

and father. He spent time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, James H. Bloomer and Alice G. Bloomer. Jay is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Peggy Bloomer; daughters, Melinda Luck of Dallas and Brenda Boice and husband Dave of Harveys Lake; brother Thomas J. Bloomer and wife Ruth of Ocala Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Jay’s Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 45 Hildebrandt Road, Dallas. Family and friends are welcome. Memorial contributions in Jay’s name may be made to the above named church.

Mary Dobranski January 7, 2012


ary Dobranski, Newtown sec- Beloved Aunt Mary is also survived tion of Hanover Township, by nephews and nieces, Ronald Dodied unexpectedly at home, Satur- branski, Bernard DiCristofalo, Pauday morning, January 7, 2012. la Devlin, Trish Cunningham and Born in Ashley, she was the Stephen B. Dobranski. daughter of the late Michael and A Mass of Christian Burial will Pauline (Petach) Dobranski and be celebrated at St. Mary’s of the Imwas a graduate of Ashley High maculate Conception Church, School (Class of 1944). Mary was a Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at member and devoted parishioner of 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Thomas St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Con- V. Banick officiating. Friends are ception Church, Our Lady of Fatima asked to go directly to the church. Parish, Wilkes-Barre. Mary was em- Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemployed for many years as a retail etery, Hanover Township. buyer for the Boston Store and BosVisitation will be Wednesday, Jacov’s. nuary 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until She was preceded in death by her time of service at the church. brothers, Nicholas and John; sister Arrangements are by the Lehman Ann DiCristofalo, nephew, Michael Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 HaDobranski and three young siblings. zle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mary is survived by her loving Condolences may be sent by visbrother and sister-in-law, Stephen iting www.lehmanfuneralhomeand Irene Dobranski of Lansdale. .com.

FUNERALS BARBACCI – Natale, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Francis Cabrini Church, Mount Olivet Road, Carverton. Friends and family are asked to go directly to church Wednesday morning. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. BIROSIK – Elaine, funeral 9:15 a.m. today in the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township. Requiem Services at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, WilkesBarre. CONRAD – Joseph, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. There will be no calling hours. DAINIUS – Dr. Alfonsas, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. ERTLEY – Ronald, Celebration of Life Service 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. FRONZONI – Enzo, funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. HILLARD – Hilbert, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. KITTEL – Charlotte, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the LehmanGregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Bennett Street, Luzerne. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. KLEBACK – Evelyn, funeral 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church ( St. Barbara Parish), Exeter. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. KLIME – Bernard, memorial service with interment following 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Memorial Shrine Cemetery, 8th Street, Carverton. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until service time at the chapel. MECCA – Olga, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass at 10 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish - St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. MONTGOMERY – Richard, funeral 11

a.m. Thursday in the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. ORIEL – Reginald Jr., funeral 11 a.m. today in the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. PATRICK – Mary, funeral 9 a.m. Thursday in the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti, Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the church a half hour before the funeral Mass. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. RAKLEWICZ – Matilda, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today in Our Lady of Victory Church, Pole 26, Harveys Lake. RAY – Shawn, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today in St Therese’s Church, Shavertown. Relatives and friends are asked to go directly to the church. SCHRAEDER – Jennie, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Adalbert’s Church, Glen Lyon. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service. SLOVINSKI – Raymond, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict Church, Wilkes-Barre. TUCKER – Mary, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today. WACHTEL – Dr. Clifford, Shiva 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today through Thursday at 129 James St., Kingston. WILLIAMS – James, funeral 7 p.m. Wednesday in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may call 3 p.m. until service time. ZAVATSKY – Joseph, memorial 10 a.m. Saturday in the main site of St. Faustina’s Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. ZUZEL – Stella, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today.

lmeda Schacht, 97, formerly of Kingston, passed away Sunday in A ManorCare in Kingston.

She was born August 8,1914 in Plymouth and was the daughter of the late Henry and Leone Berkheiser Dietz. She and her late husband, William Schacht, owned and operated Schacht gas station in Plymouth for many years. Mrs. Schacht was a member of the First Reformed Church of Plymouth, was a former ladies aid member, and a former member of Kingston Gardens Social Club. She was proceeded in death by her husband, William, in 1965 and her son, Thomas, in 1992. She was the last surviving member of the Dietz family. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Brizzy; grandchildren, Genene Poppell and her husband, Timothy, Florida; Kimberly Schacht, Texas; Thomas Schacht and his wife, Sherrill, of Alabama; Richard and his wife, Liz Brizzy, Hunlock Creek; Paul Brizzy, Plymouth; Linda Nice and her husband, Frank, Plymouth; 10 greatgrandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Jack Jones officiating. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

West Wyoming gets park grant By CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

WEST WYOMING -- The borough has been awarded a $40,000 state grant that will be used to refurbish Charney Park, council announced Monday. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant, combined with $10,000 raised from a recent golf tournament in memory of Shirley Malloy, a longtime Recreation Board member, and a $10,000 match from the Recreation Board, will be used to replace the outdated, unsafe playground equipment at the 40-year-old park. When the project is complete, the park will serve as a trailhead for the West Side Trail, council president Eileen Cipriani said. Council voted to approve the borough engineer’s design recommendations for the trail project, which include replacing damaged sidewalks. Junior councilman Jared Saporito said a Night at the Races, sponsored by the Wyoming Area High School drama club, will be held Jan. 28 at the West Wyoming Hose Company No. 1. Also on Jan. 28, the club, along with the Scranton Theater Group, will perform “Snow White” at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center at 2 p.m. He also noted that the high school’s Key Club will hold a blood drive at the Secondary Center on Jan. 31. In other business, council voted to hire Jones Kohanski as borough auditor for 2011 at a cost of $7,500.

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F YOU ARE accused of a digent defense system. Many counties – and states – crime and headed to court, mounting your de- are similarly coping with finanfense should in no way re- cial troubles that threaten to reduce the role of public defendsemble speed dating. Yet certain people represent- ers to “public pretenders.” In ed by the Luzerne County Pub- several instances, public delic Defender’s Office never fenders actually have drawn the meet with their attorneys until line, refusing cases rather than arriving for their preliminary further overloading their emhearings, at which time, we ployees, according to a report Sunday in The imagine, they hastily Times Leader by shake hands and then Ask members of staff writer Terrie awkwardly exchange the newly formed Morgan-Besecker. a few details about Luzerne County Expect prolonged one another before Council to explore court challenges facing the judge. while legal eagles The office has be- workloads and search for a suitacome so swamped salaries in our ble solution. with cases, said Chief Meanwhile, you Public Defender Al Public Defender’s and other Luzerne Flora Jr., that he Office … County residents sometimes has recan approach the sorted to helping an attorney recognize a new client problem from a more prevenby supplying the client’s photo. tive, long-term angle. Provide Rather than effective and im- volunteer and/or financial suppassioned counsel, it seems port to the area’s organizations these clients are getting some- and projects that steer people one to show them where to away from criminal behavior. hang their coats and grab a cof- Or that help to rehabilitate them when they slip. fee. Champion drug-and-alcohol You should be bothered about this if you care about (1) treatment centers. Make getthe Constitution (2) justice (3) ting a high school degree, and a the black eye Luzerne County college diploma, a priority for sustained over the kids-for-cash the children in your life. Pitch fiasco or (4) any combination in for parent-teacher groups and at after-school programs. of those things. By all means, voice your con- Be a booster for mentorshipcerns. Ask members of the new- style initiatives such as Big ly formed Luzerne County Brothers/Big Sisters and Council to explore workloads Scouting. Alternatively, you could stay and salaries in our Public Defender’s Office versus those of mum on this subject and do similarly sized counties. Also, nothing, convincing yourself implore state lawmakers to be- that what goes on in your comgin fixing flaws exposed by the munity – even your courthouse Joint State Government Com- – is largely out of your control. But for that line of thinking, mission in its recent report on the status of Pennsylvania’s in- there truly is no defense.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “That’s the biggest thing he brings to this program. He can look at mommas, daddies and kids and say, ‘You are going to have a chance.’” Trent Dilfer The NFL analyst for ESPN predicted that newly hired Penn State University football coach Bill O’Brien will have much success in recruiting players for the Nittany Lions, because of his prestige as an offensive coach with pro football’s New England Patriots.


Don’t let gift cards be a ‘gift’ to retailers or the state GO REDEEM your gift cards! That’s my takeaway after a chat with Brian Riley, a senior research director in the retail banking and cards practice at TowerGroup. He studies the retail industry and calculates that in this new year, $2 billion in gift-card purchases will go unredeemed. Some will be lost. Others misplaced. And some recipients are simply not motivated to shop at certain retailers. Believe it or not, the $2 billion figure will represent an improvement. Riley calculates that since 2005, $41 billion has gone unredeemed. It’s not that people have gotten better at cleaning out the junk drawer. The improvement is attributable to Title IV of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009, which eliminated many junk fees and voided expiration dates on the cards of less than five years from purchase date. “At the peak in 2007, 10 percent of all dollars loaded did not get used,” Riley told me. He said that included $600 million left in kitchen drawers, $2.6 billion in fees (for example, being charged 50 cents just to check the balance on the card) and $3.5 billion in lost value because of expirations.



HE LATEST evidence that America needs to go on a diet comes from the U.S. Coast Guard. That’s right, the Coast Guard. We’re so fat that the branch of the U.S. military charged with safeguarding the nation’s maritime interests has had to change the rules for how many passengers boats can carry safely. No laughing matter, the regulations have economic consequences. For example, the water taxi Miss Pittsburgh could carry 72 passengers in 1999, but the number has been cut to EDITORIAL BOARD

42, which translated into an $800 loss during three Steelers games alone for the boat’s owner. And that’s just a ripple in the water compared with the impact nationwide. The changes were necessary because, since 1960, the average weight of American men has increased from 166 pounds to 195 pounds, a 17.4 percent jump, and from 140 to 165 for women, a 17.8 percent hike. That rendered the Coast Guard’s overall140-pound standard too low. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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“Under Pennsylvania law, unused gift certificates are turned over to the Pennsylvania Department of the Treasury as unclaimed property. The business must turn MICHAEL SMERCONISH the gift certificate over two years after expiration date. If there is no expiration date, So where does the money go? The answer then it must be turned over five years from the date of issuance. You may claim certifdepends on a patchwork of state laws. icates from the Department of the Treasury Recognizing that some retailers have by calling 1-800-222-2046. Thus far, the moved unredeemed amounts off their balPennsylvania state treasury has collected ance sheets and reclaimed the amounts as revenue, certain states (themselves looking more than $2.7 million in unredeemed gift certificates and is currently seeking the for new sources of cash) have seized the rightful owners.” value for their general coffers. That collection falls under the purview of That states should reap a windfall when state Treasurer Rob McCord, whose solugift recipients leave money on the counter tion is common sense. doesn’t seem fair. Nor does it seem right “When consumers buy a gift card, they do that merchants should ring the register so with the reasonable expectation that the without giving up anything of value. Riley recipient will receive something in return; agrees. “From the way I look at it, it’s the consum- they don’t buy gift cards from a company as a charitable contribution,” McCord told me ers’ money,” he said. “The whole nature of gift cards is that you are tendering money to in an e-mail. “Ultimately, it’s important for consumers to use their gift cards sooner retailers and asking them to hold onto it rather than wait and possibly forget them. until you are ready to use it. Just because Think about it – if you got $20 as a gift, you you haven’t used it doesn’t mean it’s no would spend it as opposed to putting it longer yours.” away in a drawer.” Now you know why the gift-card kiosks Go redeem them. have grown larger each year and become permanent fixtures. They’re an enormous profit center. Michael Smerconish writes for The Philadelphia For guidance in Pennsylvania, the atInquirer. Readers may contact him via torney general’s website says:

ART THOU king, and wilt be forced? I shame to hear thee speak.” So said Margaret of Anjou when her weak-willed husband Henry VI disinherited their son in favor of the Duke of York, and the same principle applies to the dismissal of Coach Joe Paterno by Penn State University’s Board of Trustees in apparent response to media pressure. A pusillanimous display of moral cowardice disqualifies any leader from further tenure in his or her position, and this applies to Pennsylvania’s senators as well. Henry VI lost his right to rule England when he allowed the Yorkists to order him to disinherit his son, and Penn State’s trustees lost their right to govern the university when they seemingly allowed ESPN and other news media influences to tell them to fire Coach Paterno. Two trustees admitted in interviews that haste and/ or the need to gratify the media – as opposed to diligent consideration, responsible stewardship or basic justice – were the primary motives for their decision. Trustee Vice Chair John Surma, when asked what Paterno had done wrong, replied: “I can’t characterize that. We thought because of the difficulties that have engulfed our

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university, it was necessary to make changes.” This dysfunctional board can no longer command the respect, trust or confidence of anybody in the Penn State community or the commonwealth. The faculty senate has put forward a resolution to call for their resignations and a restructuring of the board. U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, meanwhile, retracted their support for Paterno’s well-deserved Presidential Medal of Freedom, again without any diligent or even identifiable effort to discover the facts. They blew along like leaves with the prevailing breeze instead of standing like an oak that roots itself solidly in a foundation of honor, principles, integrity and common decency. The nice thing about being an oak is that, when a real storm


comes, you are still standing afterward instead of being blown all over the countryside. Toomey always has come across as a lightweight; he and his clones are why Republicans lose elections they should win. Meanwhile, Casey’s support of cap-andtrade at the expense of working Pennsylvanians shows that his loyalties lie with Wall Street and other special interests instead of the people who made the mistake of electing him. Pennsylvanians must correct this mistake in 2012, and a moderate or conservative Democrat should challenge Casey in the primary in case the Republicans put up another Toomey as the alternative. William A. Levinson Wilkes-Barre

National ‘shame’ lingers for nearly four decades


n Jan. 22 it will be 39 years since abortion became legal in America. It is a shame that it is allowed. To the babies who were aborted, let me say, eternal memory and blessed repose. Alex Partika Wilkes-Barre



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perform on Ciavarella’s appeal. It does not compensate them for work on Ciavarella’s trial. Flora said neither he nor Ruzzo have been paid any money for representing Ciavarella for the trial, and they don’t know if they will ever be compensated. That matter is being reviewed by a federal judge, he said. Flora and Ruzzo are each employed part-time by the Luzerne County Public Defender’s Office, Flora as chief and Ruzzo as an as-

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the district and township officials last week about the completion of the line, though many were displeased with the short notice. Helen Humphreys, senior communications specialist for Williams, said natural gas began flowing through to the Transco line Monday afternoon. Resident Jane Tolomello repeatedly asked Superintendent Frank Galicki why parents weren’t notified about the expected work last week, as Galicki had received the letter before most residents. Galicki said that at the time emergency officials had deemed the work to not be a hazard to students. He said he received a call from Dallas Township Emergency Management Coordinator Jack Dodson on Sunday evening about the continuation of the work through Monday, and Galicki said he immediately took steps to contact all parents within the district. Also, Humphreys announced she and Williams safety expert Paul Madey would be participating in a safety task force with board member Fred Parry, Dod-

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Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. The video is in state police custody to be forensically analyzed. Police said Jennifer Mieczkowski, 30, of Nanticoke, was assaulted by an unknown female with a box cutter inside the tavern at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 1. Mieczkowski suffered several severe slash wounds to her face and neck. Mieczkowski said she went into the tavern with her friend, Ricky Wells, 30, of Mountain Top, to buy beer to take home. While she was talking to friends

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Romney is the odds-on favorite in New Hampshire, and Huntsman as well as other Republicans who are contesting the state have generally been content to vie for second place in hopes of emerging as his main rival in the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21. “Second place would be a dream come true,” said former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who was a close second in Iowa. But without money for television ads he has appeared to struggle as he seeks to convert that into momentum. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, won in Iowa by eight votes. A victory in New Hampshire would make him the first Republican in a contested presidential nomination battle to capture the first two races of the campaign since Iowa began lead-

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Marcellus Shale data have caused headaches for Senate and House staff members who have been trying to make accurate projections about how much revenue an impact fee on wells might generate for local governments, the newspaper reported Sunday. “There has been a frustration over the last six or seven months that DEP does not have information that is always beyond re-





sistant public defender. Flora said work on the Ciavarella appeal will be performed on their own time. “We will be doing it on nights and weekends, not during the day. I still have a public defender’s office to run,” Flora said. Ciavarella first filed for indigent status in August, claiming he had less than $500 cash available and that he owned no real estate, stock or bonds. His only asset at the time was a car, which he said was “virtually valueless.” Ciavarella is entitled to recoup roughly $180,000 in contribu-

tions he made to his judicial pension, but the State Employees’ Retirement System has not yet released the money pending a final determination on his eligibility, Flora said. Even if SERS agrees Ciavarella can recoup the money, the funds must be placed in an escrow account until a decision is made about whether the government can seize the funds to pay part of the $2.17 million restitution order issued against him in the criminal case. Federal prosecutors have previously expressed concern that Ciavarella diverted money to family members. They questioned Ciavarella’s transfer of money from

the sale of his Wright Township home to his daughter, Lauren Stahl, who used part of the money to purchase a townhome in Kingston. No court action was ever taken regarding that matter, however. Flora said he expects public outcry over the court’s decision, but the Constitution guarantees representation to any defendant who cannot afford to pay an attorney. “It’s not going to be popular with the public, but in many ways the public doesn’t believe in the constitutional right to court-appointed counsel,” Flora said. “It’s hard to convince the public that certain rights exist under the Constitution.”

son, Dallas Fire Chief Harry Vivian and Dallas Township Police Chief Robert Jolley. Parents questioned whether the district has an evacuation plan to deal with natural gas issues. Galicki said a general plan is in place, but the safety task force has been established to further develop the emergency response plan. He said the task force will continue to meet to further discuss this plan. While Galicki told residents that input will be needed from the township emergency management officials, Dodson said the district must come up with a plan of its own before emergency responders can intervene. “We’ll give guidelines, but we can’t write your emergency plan,” he said. “It starts at the bottom. The faculty here have to be trained.” Parry also said the emergency plan involving gas issues needs time to be researched. “You can’t even think about buses, because buses will be emitting sparks,” he said. Resident Wendy Cominsky suggested the board ask for a moratorium on all activities on the pipeline until the district can implement and practice an emergency evacuation plan. Another resident, Kerry Anne Daley, asked what the board will

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do when it can no longer depend on the information provided by Williams. Board President Catherine Wega said the board can only contact agencies on the local and state levels to address the issue. “I don’t know how far it goes” she said. “I know you’re frustrated and we are too.” Dodson said the township is planning an up-to-date website that will notify residents about routine work on the pipeline, and the district will also be part of that notification process. Galicki said that once the district is aware of routine work, parents will also be notified in some way. In other business, parents addressed the board about its decision to open the position of head football coach, which Ted Jackson Sr. has held for 27 years. Jim Roccograndi said he felt the hiring panel would be biased, as it is composed of a group of people who chose to open Jackson’s position. He also questioned Galicki about how much was spent on the advertising campaign for Jackson’s position.

Business Manager Grant Palfey said about $6,500 was spent on the legal advertising of the position. Galicki added that interviews will be held Thursday and Saturday for head football coach and weightlifting coach. Deb Roccograndi questioned why the board has not opened the in-school fitness facility for students to work out during the offseason. Galicki said the facility will be open next Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. for all students. He said the field house weight room will not be open until a weightlifting coach could be hired. Another parent, Karen Cooper, told the board about a situation involving her 14-year-old son, Sean, which happened in November. She said he was beaten and unconscious at the high school before anyone noticed or called 911. Galicki confirmed the incident. Cooper said her son now has frequent migraines and emotional problems. She said her son heard the student who attacked him planned to bring a knife to school “and kill him,” and she pleaded with the board to start using the brand-new metal detectors at the school and hire extra staff to man the area in which her son was assaulted. Galicki said the detectors will be in use by the second semester.

inside, a fight broke out and a woman slashed Mieczkowski numerous times in the face and neck, police said. Mieczkowski said the slash on her neck was a half-inch away from the carotid artery. She underwent emergency surgery at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, and will need further medical procedures on her face. Shultz said police are actively investigating the vicious assault. The District Attorney’s Office is assisting the investigation along with the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement to determine if the tavern can be closed as a nuisance bar. An estimated 20 people who

were inside the tavern have been questioned by investigators. Mieczkowski estimated there were 50 people present, and she criticized the patrons for not coming to her aid. Wells, who Mieczkowski said did come to her aid, was dragged outside and beaten with a pool stick. He suffered a broken jaw, police said. According to the search warrant affidavit: A state police liquor enforcement officer conducted an inspection inside the tavern on Jan. 4 and observed interior cameras affixed at various locations. Halliday told the enforcement officer the surveillance system was within a room in the kitchen

area. After the fight on Jan. 1, Halliday allegedly told the enforcement officer he removed the (surveillance) system and gave it to his lawyer, Yelen. The District Attorney’s Office contacted Yelen’s office on Jan. 4 requesting the surveillance equipment to have it examined by the state police computer crimes unit. Two days after the request, police and the District Attorney’s Office obtained the search warrant for Yelen’s office after they did not receive a response, the search warrant affidavit says. Yelen did not return a message for comment, and Halliday could not be reached at the tavern on Monday.

ing off for the GOP in 1976. Santorum, Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich escalated their attacks on Romney’s claim that a background in business uniquely qualifies him to help create American jobs. At the same time, an organization that backs Gingrich has spread the word that it intends to spend $3.4 million on television ads in South Carolina that are expected to attack Romney with gusto. Romney’s remark about firing people was the second jarring moment for the front-runner in the span of less than 24 hours. On Sunday afternoon, the millionaire businessman told an audience that he understood the fear of being laid off, adding, “there were a couple of times when I was worried I was going to get pinkslipped.” His aides refused to provide details. On Monday morning, addressing the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, he said he wants individu-

als to be able to choose among different health insurance policies as they seek coverage. “That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don’t like what they do, you can fire them,” he said. “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I’m going to go get somebody else to provide that service to me,” he added. A few hours later, in a previously unscheduled appearance before reporters, Romney emphasized he had been talking about insurance companies. As for once fearing he would be fired, he said, “I came out of school, and I got an entry-level position like the other people that were freshly minted MBAs, and like anybody that starts at the bottom of an enterprise you wonder, when you don’t do so well, whether you’re going to be able to hang onto your job.”

Romney has said his firm, Bain Capital, created 100,000 jobs on balance as it started some firms while taking over, remaking and then spinning off others. Gingrich told one interviewer during the day that Bain Capital “apparently looted the companies, left people totally unemployed and walked off with millions of dollars.” He wasn’t asked for details. Santorum repeated his Iowa message. “Give us an opportunity to be the conservative alternative,” he said. He sidestepped questions about his proposal to reduce or eliminate Social Security benefits for wealthier beneficiaries, saying efforts by reporters to obtain specifics were “gotcha games.” Texas Rep. Ron Paul campaigned lightly in the state. He unveiled a new television ad in South Carolina that took aim at Santorum, calling him “another serial hypocrite who can’t be trusted.”

proach,” said Drew Crompton, chief of staff to Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson. Crompton, who has tried to make sense of DEP’s data as the Senate began crafting an impact fee bill last year, said the information problems are so befuddling that it helped delay approval of the bill. Legislators simply haven’t been able to get accurate projections on the financial impact. “Every time I think I’ve got something locked down, it changes,” said Crompton, who

discovered the same data issues that the Post-Gazette did. The paper reported that the data problems span both the Ed Rendell and Tom Corbett administrations. Data collection and reporting errors were “something identified through the transition period in the first few months” of Corbett’s term as governor in early 2011, said DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday. “And it’s one we hope to clear up and get more consistent at.” “We acknowledge that there are issues in both how the data is

presented and how it’s coming in,” Sunday told the paper. Vast stores of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation under Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia have set off a rush to grab leases and secure permits to drill using the extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The DEP says that since 2007 there have been about 4,200 wells drilled in Pennsylvania, so the 495 missing wells is about a 12 percent error rate on data that are widely quoted by politicians, environmentalists and the industry.

The next Dallas School Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the administration building.


Activist announces 11th District run Gene Stilp says he’ll run for the Democratic nomination to oppose GOP incumbent. By BILL O’BOYLE

Gene Stilp, a political activist known for bringing his inflatable pink pig to protest excessive government spending, announced Monday he will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for Congress from the newly restructured 11th Congressional District. Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is the freshman incumbent seeking reelection.Stilp has publicly battled against utilities and legislative pay raises. A resident of Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, the 61-year-old said the recent redrawing of congressional boundaries extended Barletta’s district into much of areas known to him: Dauphin and Cumberland counties as well as southeastern Perry County. “My main reason for running is because I can be productive as far as producing jobs, jobs, jobs,” Stilp said. “I want to assure that nothing is taken away from the 11th District.” “We need a strong voice in Washington,” he said. “I want to go after the abuses in Washington and focus on strengthening the economy.” Stilp said he would encourage other candidates to enter the 11th District race. WilkesBarre attorney William Vinsko, who lives in the 17th District, has announced he also will seek the Democratic nomination. Former 10 District U.S. Rep. Democrat Chris Carney of Dimock Township is also mulling a run in the 11th District. The 11th District includes all or parts of nine counties: Wyoming, Luzerne, Carbon, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Cumberland. Stilp was a leading critic of the state Legislature, opposing

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Mountain Top. Pashinski easily defeated Republican James O’Meara in 2010, but his district was redrawn since then to include some of the Republican-heavy townships in the Mountain Top area. • In the 120th District, Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, may face a challenge from Republican Aaron Kaufer, a 20-something from Kingston. Mundy, the longest-serving member of the House from Luzerne County, turned aside challenges from Republican Bill Goldsworthy and Libertarian Tim Mullen two years ago to secure her 11th term in Harrisburg. A message left with Kaufer was not returned. No one has expressed an interest to party leaders or The Times Leader yet about facing the county’s three other incumbents. But petitions with the required number of signatures do not need to be filed until Feb. 14, so there’s plenty of time for unconfirmed candidates to collect the necessary signatures to get their names on the April 24 primary ballot. For state House seats, 300 valid signatures are required. For state Senate seats, 500 valid signatures are required. Arnold and Mailloux said they believe change is needed in Harrisburg and aren’t happy with the direction the state has gone in. Fairview Township, where Mailloux resides, had been in the 119th District, but was redistricted into the 121st. Mailloux said he would have run regardless of what district he lived in. “As I look at the state, I’m just not happy with where we are,” he said. Mailloux said he would bring his knowledge of small

GENE STILP Name: Gene Stilp Age: 61 Residence: Middle Paxton Township Seeking: Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District Work: Policy consultant Education: King’s College, bachelor of sociology; George Mason School of Law, juris doctorate. Family: Wife, Judy

the 2005 pay raises. He won part of the state Supreme Court case against the method used to award the raises. He is known for bringing a 25-foot inflatable pink pig to protests. “I think I might need a bigger pig,” he said. “Harrisburg has its problems, but Washington has a lot more.” In 2010, Stilp lost by 314 votes when he ran in the state’s largely Republican 104th Legislative District. He also ran for lieutenant governor in 2006. He was born and raised in the Hazleton area and graduated from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. He received his juris doctorate degree from the George Mason School of Law, Arlington, Va. “I’ve proved my ability through my activism,” Stilp said. “I don’t look at the 11th District as red or blue – I look at it as red, white and blue. I will fight for all residents of the district, regardless of party affiliation.” Lance Stange, campaign manager for Barletta, said anyone who meets both the ballot access requirements and the minimum qualifications spelled out in the U.S. Constitution is able to seek the office of representative. “Lou Barletta continues to receive overwhelming support from Republicans, Democrats and Independents in both the current and future 11th District,” Stange said, noting Barletta advocates government efficiency and opposes illegal immigration. “He is grateful for that support, and he looks forward to the 2012 election.”

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business and municipal hardships to Harrisburg. Arnold said “it’s a daunting task to run against an incumbent,” but he believes his name recognition from the past election will help this time around. There were unsubstantiated reports that Republican Tarah Toohil, a freshman representative from Butler Township who scored perhaps the biggest upset in the state in 2010 by knocking off state House Majority Leader Todd Eachus, would face a challenge from former Luzerne County Commissioner Maryanne Petrilla, a fellow Butler Township resident. But Luzerne County Democratic Party Chairwoman Kathy Kane said Petrilla indicated she would not run. Efforts to reach Petrilla were unsuccessful. Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, whose 118th district was shifted from Luzerne and Monroe counties to Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, has yet to have a Republican say he or she is going to wage a challenge. Neither Lackawanna County GOP Chairman Lance Stange nor his counterpart in Luzerne County, Terry Casey, said they had heard of any candidates ready to take on Carroll. And Kane said she hasn’t heard of any Democrats discussing mounting a campaign against Rep. Karen Boback, RHarveys Lake, or State Sen. John Gordner, R-Berwick.





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Alabama tops LSU to claim BCS crown

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

See HALL, Page 4B


Tebow 3:16 sweeping the nation


Alabama’s Damion Square sacks LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson during the first half of the BCS National Championship game Monday in New Orleans.

Game has plenty of defense, little offense

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

NEW ORLEANS — Jeremy Shelley kicked five field goals and Trent Richardson broke a 34-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as No. 2 Alabama beat No. 1 LSU 21-0 on Monday night — the first shutout in BCS title game history. Richardson swept around left end and raced down the sideline to the end zone with 4:36 left for the first touchdown between the Southeastern Conference rivals in more than 115 minutes of play and one overtime period. Alabama (12-1) had put it away before that as Shelley kicked field goals of 23, 34, 41, 35 and 44 yards in the first three quarters to make it 15-0, matching an all-bowl





in Tuscaloosa. Richardson, the Heisman Trophy finalist, ran for 96 yards on 20 carries and offensive player of the game A.J. McCarron passed for 234 yards as the Tide had no problem moving against LSU’s secondranked defense in the nation — just not into the end zone. Alabama’s top-ranked defense didn’t need much help. With All-American linebacker Dont’a Hightower leading the way, the Tide held LSU to 92 total yards and five first downs. For the Tide, it’s the second BCS championship in the last three years under coach Nick Saban, who also won a title at LSU in 2003.

record. He also missed two field goals and an extra-point attempt. But this time, the missed kicks didn’t matter to the Tide. The Tigers (13-1) and Tide met on Nov. 5 in what was dubbed the Game of the Century, and the Tigers won a touchdown-less, defensive standoff, 9-6 in overtime. Alabama went 2 for 6 on field goals See BCS, Page 4B


Bulldogs’ D holds down Wyo. Area

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

See TEBOW, Page 4B



Mix of religion and sports has caught attention of fans, politicians and comedians.

DENVER — He kneels in prayer at times when many players would be pounding their chest, and is winning with a style the experts insist cannot work for long. Tim Tebow’s formula for success and fame is not typical for the NFL. So, is it a football mirTebow acle? Or the perfect blend of luck, timing and big plays? That’s the debate that makes the tale of the Denver Broncos quarterback one of the most compelling stories in America these days. Hardly anyone stands on neutral ground when it comes to the purveyor of this unorthodox mix of throwing mechanics, big-time sports and devout religion, a 24year-old Christian who is the subject of comedy skits on Saturday nights and serious sermons on Sunday mornings. But what most people will agree on is that it’s hard to take your eyes off Tebow these days — a man who unapologetically uses football to take his message beyond the field while also taking his team on an unexpected ride through the playoffs. “I’m just very thankful for the platform that God has given me, and the opportunity to be a quar-


Taking Giant steps for the NFC contender

Larkin was only player to be elected, netting votes on 86 percent of ballots.

NEW YORK — Barry Larkin was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Monday with plenty of room to spare. The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop was chosen on 495 of 573 ballots (86 percent) in voting announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, well above the necessary 75 percent. Larkin was on the ballot for the third time after falling 75 votes short last year. He will be inducted July 22 in CooperLarkin stown along with the late Ron Santo, elected last month by the Veterans Committee. “I am so humbled by the experience and so excited about being the newest member of the Hall of Fame,” Larkin said on a conference call. Playing from 1986-04 — all with his hometown Reds — Larkin hit .295 with 198 home runs, 960 RBIs, 2,340 hits and 379 stolen bases. A 12-time All-Star, he won the 1995 NL MVP award, three Gold Gloves and the 1990 World Series. In 1996, he became



EXETER – Berwick likely has one of the youngest rosters in the Wyoming Valley Conference, with six freshmen among the 14 players on the roster. But it was a sophomore – Allison Rinehimer – who came through with the biggest baskets in the Bulldogs BERWICK 33-30 road victory in girls basketball play at Wyoming Area on Monday. WYOMING “Allison hit some AREA clutch shots for us,” Berwick coach Bill Phillips said. “We don’t light up the scoreboard, but we do play tough defense.” The Warriors came out strong, netting the first six points behind a pair of driving layups from Serra Degnan and a stickback by Ashlee Blannett. But Berwick erupted, going on a 17-4 run to take the lead for good. Caty Davenport put the Bulldogs on the board with a reverse layup and Geena Palermo followed with baskets 57 seconds apart. Rinehimer added six points in the second quarter to stake Berwick to an eight-point halftime lead. The Bulldogs shut down the Warriors, allowing six points in a 14-minute span. In all, Berwick forced 28 turnovers and




Berwick’s Kelly Sheptock (center) wrestles the ball away from Wyoming Area’s Nicole Turner (left) and Sara Radzwilka in Monday’s WVC high school girls basketball game at Wyoming Area.


ne week, he’s hurdling Cowboys. The next, he’s flattening Fal-

cons. And it really doesn’t matter to Henry Hynoski which role he’s performing for the New York Giants. Just as long as he’s doing it in the NFL. “I don’t care, as long as we get the W,” Hynoski said. “If I have to run the iso (isolation) block sometimes 50 times a game, I’ll do that.” He is a do-it-all fullback for the Giants now, a guy counted on more to make crunching blocks than crashing runs. He is not the same player who ran for 7,165 yards and scored 113 touchdowns at Southern Columbia High School, although Hynoski can be if given the chance. He made four catches out of the backfield against Dallas during an NFC East Division-clinching victory. And one of those receptions included an athletic leap over embarrassed Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman that went for a 14-yard gain and drew admiration from Hynoski’s teammates. They may have been shocked. But anyone who watched Hynoski rush for 2,407 yards and 42 touchdowns during his fourth and final high school season as the featured back for the Tigers barely blinked. The real wonder isn’t what Hynoski can do with the football in his hands. The mystery is why he hasn’t touched it more. Although he’s made 12 receptions for 83 yards during his first NFL season, the Giants haven’t given Hynoski a single carry. No matter to him, he’s helped carry New York’s Super Bowl hopes in other ways. Hynoski made one of those one-onone blocks he was talking about down near the goal line in Sunday’s NFC wild card playoff game at MetLife Stadium, and it gave the Giants life. Especially when tailback Brandon Jacobs spun through the huge hole created by Hynoski’s bruising block on Atlanta safety James Sanders on a fourth-and-one play. The very next play, Hynoski was blocking a Falcons lineman, making sure his quarterback Eli Manning had enough time to find Hakeem Nicks with a four-yard touchdown toss and the Giants were off and running to a 24-2 victory that set up a showdown with Green Bay. “I always wanted to be in the NFL,” said Hynoski, from Elysburg, who splits time with Bear Pascoe while leading top running backs Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw through running lanes. “I didn’t care how I had to do it. I had to take a different path (than in high school) to get here. But that’s all that’s important to me.” His path changed when he played college football a Pitt, where Hynoski began punishing defenders as a blocking fullback for the Panthers. He was passed up in April’s NFL Draft. But given his ability as a battering ram, and with his soft hands out of the backfield, the son of Henry and Kathy Hynoski figured the Giants would be a perfect fit when he signed with them as a rookie free agent this summer. “It was really a no-brainer for me to sign with the Giants,” Hynoski said. “They needed a fullback and their traditional fullback was always the type of player I am – a hard blocker who can catch the ball out of the backfield.” He’s hoping to make one more big catch during his rookie season. “I came here because I believe we can win championships,” Hynoski said. As the past couple weeks showed, he’ll block anything in his path on the way to one.

Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at



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Saturday, Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, OT Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Illinois 20, UCLA 14 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Auburn 43, Virginia 24 Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Houston 30, Penn State 14 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Michigan State 33, Georgia 30, 3OT Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida 24, Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38, OT Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20, OT Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Arkansas 29, Kansas State 16 Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 Sunday, Jan. 8 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas State 20 Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), late

H O C K E Y L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS BOYS BASKETBALL Wyoming Area at Berwick, 7:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m. Crestwood at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m. Dallas at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m. Meyers at Northwest, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m. MMI Prep at GAR, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. HS RIFLE North Pocono at Berwick, 4 p.m. HS SWIMMING Wyoming Seminary at Wyoming Valley West, 4 p.m. Lake Lehman at Berwick, 4:30 p.m. Abington Heights at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m. Hanover Area at Dallas, 4:30 Delaware Valley at West Scranton, 4:30 p.m. Abington Heights at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m. Valley View at Scranton, 4:30 p.m. Tunkhannock at Scranton Prep, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING Tunkhannock at Crestwood, 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Luzerne CCC at PSU Worthington, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 HS SWIMMING Pittston Area at Dunmore, 4 p.m. Coughlin at Wyoming Area, 4 p.m. Nanticoke at Meyers, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING (all matches 7 p.m.) Berwick at Tunkhannock Coughlin at Pittston Area Nanticoke at GAR Dallas at Hanover Area Lake-Lehman at Meyers Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Delaware Valley at Wilkes, 6 p.m. King’s at DeSales, 8 p.m. PSU Lehigh Valley at PSU Hazleton, 8 p.m. Misericordia at Eastern, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL King’s at DeSales, 6 p.m. Misericordia at Eastern, 6 p.m. Delaware CCC at PSU Hazleton, 6 p.m. Delaware Valley at Wilkes, 6 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMING Misericordia vs. Lebanon Valley, 6 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING Wilkes at Hunter, 3 p.m.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Fired coach Scott Arniel. Promoted assistant coach Todd Richards to interim coach for the remainder of the season. DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned F Chris Conner to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled G Brian Foster from San Antonio (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled C David McIntyre from Houston (AHL). Reassigned D Marco Scandella to Houston. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled G Kevin Poulin from Bridgeport (AHL). Returned G Anders Nilsson to Bridgeport. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Signed F Ryan Reaves to a two-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Re-signed F Tom Pyatt to a two-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned F Danick Paquette to Utah (AHL). American Hockey League HERSHEY BEARS — Called up D Phil Oreskovic from South Carolina (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed G Andrew Volkening to an amateur tryout agreement. UTAH GRIZZLIES — Assigned F Joshua Turnbull to South Carolina (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Signed D John Lozano and M/F Fernando Cardenas. Women's Professional Soccer SKY BLUE FC — Agreed to terms with M Beverly Goebel. COLLEGE JAMESTOWN — Promoted defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator Shawn Frank to head football coach. KANSAS — Named Adam Sitter director of high school relations for the football program and Scott Vestal assistant director of football operations. MORGAN STATE — Suspended men’s basketball coach Todd Bozeman indefinitely after being involved in a physical altercation with one of his players. TULSA — Announced WR/KR Damaris Johnson is withdrawing from school. UCLA — Dismissed DB Randall Carroll from the football team for failing to meet academic requirements and DE Wesley Flowers and TE Raymond Nelson for violating undisclosed rules. VIRGINIA-LYNCHBURG — Named Hubie Bryant associate director of athletic operations.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. WYLN — Crestwood at Hazleton Area MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Georgia at Florida ESPN2 — Louisville at Providence BTN --- Iowa at Michigan State 9 p.m. ESPN — Ohio St. at Illinois WQMY, YES --- Miami at North Carolina MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. NBCSP — Dakar Rally, Antofagasta to Iquique, Chile (delayed tape) NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Georgia at Florida ESPN2 — Louisville at Providence CSN --- Sacramento at Ohiladelphia NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. MSG — Phoenix at N.Y. Rangers PLUS --- Detroit at N.Y. Islanders ROOT --- Ottawa at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. NBCSP — San Jose at Minnesota 9:30 p.m. PLUS2 — New Jersey at Calgary

NFL Playoff Glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 New Orleans at San Francisco, 4:30 p.m. Denver at New England, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 7 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis NFC vs. AFC, 6:20 p.m. NFL Calendar Jan. 14-15 — Divisional playoffs. Jan. 22 — Conference championships. Jan. 29 — Pro Bowl, Honolulu. Feb. 5 — Super Bowl, Indianapolis. Feb. 22-28 — NFL combine, Indianapolis.

College Football T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended San Francisco minor league C Drew Stiner 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Roy Poitevint executive director for international baseball. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Seddon on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Named Vance Wilson manager and Damon Hollins hitting coach of Wilmington (Carolina); Brian Buchanan manager and Julio Bruno hitting coach of Kane County (MWL); Omar Ramirez manager, Justin Gemoll hitting coach and Nathan Dine strength and conditioning coach of Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Tommy Shields manager, Carlos Martinez pitching coach, Jon Williams hitting coach, Adrian Ramon trainer and Richard White strength and conditioning coach of Burlington (Appalachian); Rick Knapp minor league pitching coordinator; Sean McQueeney minor league rehab coordinator and physical therapist; Tony Medina Latin America medical coordinator; and Garrett Sherrill minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with INF Howie Kendrick on a four-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP Darren Oliver on a one-year contract. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Named Fred Dabney pitching coach of Nashville (PCL) and Mark Dewey pitching coach of Brevard County (FSL). Agreed to terms with INF Brooks Conrad on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Recalled F Yi Jianlian from Texas (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Announced the resignation of defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder to take same position at Auburn. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Fired senior vice president of football operations and general counsel Paul Vance. Promoted assistant general counsel Sashi Brown to senior vice president and general counsel. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Named Romeo Crennel coach. NEW YORK JETS — Signed LB Eddie Jones to a reserve/future contract. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Promoted linebackers coach Mark Nelson to defensive coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Boston F Brad Marchand five games for clipping Vancouver D Sami Salo during Saturday’s game. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled F Ben Smith from Rockford (AHL). Placed F Patrick Sharp on injured reserve.

FBS Bowl Glance Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10 Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor 67, Washington 56 Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 39 26 9 4 56 116 82 Philadelphia ................ 40 24 12 4 52 137 121 New Jersey ................. 41 23 16 2 48 114 117 Pittsburgh .................... 40 21 15 4 46 123 106 N.Y. Islanders.............. 39 14 19 6 34 91 125 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 38 26 11 1 53 141 73 Ottawa .......................... 43 22 15 6 50 135 143 Toronto ........................ 41 21 15 5 47 133 131 Buffalo.......................... 41 18 18 5 41 107 121 Montreal....................... 41 16 18 7 39 109 114 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 41 20 13 8 48 107 115 Winnipeg...................... 41 20 16 5 45 109 119 Washington ................. 39 21 16 2 44 116 115 Tampa Bay................... 40 17 20 3 37 109 136 Carolina ....................... 43 14 22 7 35 112 146 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 41 26 14 1 53 134 94 St. Louis....................... 41 24 12 5 53 107 89 Chicago........................ 42 24 13 5 53 134 123 Nashville ...................... 41 22 15 4 48 111 114 Columbus .................... 41 11 25 5 27 99 137 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 42 26 13 3 55 138 102 Minnesota.................... 42 21 15 6 48 96 101 Colorado ...................... 43 23 19 1 47 114 120 Calgary ........................ 43 19 19 5 43 103 124 Edmonton .................... 41 16 22 3 35 111 119 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 38 23 11 4 50 112 89 Dallas ........................... 40 23 16 1 47 112 114 Los Angeles ................ 42 20 15 7 47 88 93 Phoenix........................ 42 20 17 5 45 108 109 Anaheim ...................... 40 12 22 6 30 99 133 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Ottawa 6, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 3, Chicago 2, OT Anaheim 7, Columbus 4 Monday's Games Florida 2, Vancouver 1 Washington at Los Angeles, late Today's Games Winnipeg at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Phoenix at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 9 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 34 21 8 4 1 47 121 100 Manchester ........... 38 21 15 0 2 44 99 99 Worcester.............. 35 17 11 3 4 41 98 93 Portland ................. 36 16 15 2 3 37 94 115 Providence............ 38 16 18 1 3 36 84 111 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hershey ................. 36 21 8 4 3 49 137 105 Norfolk ................... 36 21 12 1 2 45 129 102 Penguins.............. 36 19 12 1 4 43 108 105 Syracuse ............... 34 15 15 3 1 34 110 113 Binghamton........... 39 16 21 1 1 34 100 117 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut........... 37 19 12 2 4 44 117 111 Albany .................... 36 16 13 5 2 39 88 110 Adirondack............ 35 18 15 1 1 38 100 98 Springfield ............. 35 17 16 1 1 36 103 102 Bridgeport ............. 37 16 17 3 1 36 103 113 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 37 21 13 2 1 45 101 96 Chicago ................. 35 19 12 1 3 42 102 94 Milwaukee ............. 33 20 12 0 1 41 104 87 Peoria .................... 37 18 16 2 1 39 112 109 Rockford................ 36 13 19 1 3 30 113 135 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 37 19 13 3 2 43 102 95 Rochester.............. 36 16 13 4 3 39 105 108 Hamilton ................ 35 16 14 1 4 37 86 102 Grand Rapids........ 34 15 13 4 2 36 104 107 Lake Erie ............... 36 16 18 1 1 34 87 97 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 37 23 10 1 3 50 110 87 Abbotsford ............ 35 22 10 3 0 47 92 85 Houston ................. 36 19 8 2 7 47 102 94 San Antonio .......... 36 17 17 2 0 36 85 102 Texas ..................... 34 15 16 1 2 33 102 106 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games Springfield 4, Connecticut 2 Worcester 5, Portland 0 Hamilton 3, Oklahoma City 1 Chicago 5, Charlotte 2 Bridgeport 3, Providence 2, SO Houston 4, San Antonio 3 Hershey 4, Rochester 3, SO Rockford 6, Texas 5, OT Peoria 4, Milwaukee 2 Monday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Toronto at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Penguins at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Abbotsford at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Wednesday's Games Rockford at Chicago, 12 p.m. Toronto at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Houston at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Hershey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Abbotsford at Texas, 8:30 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L College Basketball USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 8, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Syracuse (30)............. 17-0 774 1 2. Kentucky (1) ............... 15-1 742 2 3. North Carolina............ 14-2 702 4 4. Baylor........................... 15-0 684 5 5. Ohio State ................... 15-2 649 7 6. Duke ............................ 13-2 583 3 7. Michigan State............ 14-2 578 11 8. Indiana......................... 15-1 552 12 9. Missouri....................... 14-1 540 6





10. Kansas ...................... 12-3 480 15 11. Georgetown ............. 13-2 425 9 12. UNLV......................... 16-2 374 17 13. Michigan.................... 13-3 351 13 14. Murray State ............. 16-0 341 18 15. Louisville................... 13-3 321 10 16. UConn....................... 12-3 304 8 17. Virginia ...................... 14-1 251 23 18. Kansas State ............ 12-2 242 22 19. Florida ....................... 12-4 226 14 20. Mississippi State ...... 13-3 181 16 21. Creighton .................. 13-2 163 24 22. San Diego State ....... 13-2 131 25 23. Gonzaga ................... 13-2 103 — 24. Marquette ................. 12-4 69 20 25. Harvard ..................... 13-2 58 21 Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 43, Saint Mary’s 39, Seton Hall 36, Vanderbilt 33, New Mexico 25, Middle Tennessee 20, Alabama 18, West Virginia 9, Southern Miss. 8, Stanford 5, Wichita State 5, Dayton 4, Illinois 4, Iowa State 1, Nevada 1. Monday's Men's College Basketball Scores EAST Alderson-Broaddus 73, Pitt.-Johnstown 69 E. Mennonite 80, Frostburg St. 59 Gettysburg 67, Swarthmore 43 Marywood 90, Gwynedd-Mercy 65 NJ City 83, John Jay 71 UConn 64, West Virginia 57 Men's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST Harvard at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. La Salle at Penn, 7 p.m. Louisville at Providence, 7 p.m. DePaul at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. SOUTH Georgia at Florida, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. Liberty at VMI, 7 p.m. Florida St. at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. Miami at North Carolina, 9 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Iowa at Michigan St., 7 p.m. South Florida at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Ball St. at Toledo, 7 p.m. Evansville at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m. Baylor at Kansas St., 8 p.m. Bradley at Drake, 8:05 p.m. S. Illinois at Missouri St., 8:05 p.m. Illinois St. at Wichita St., 8:05 p.m. N. Iowa at Creighton, 9 p.m. Ohio St. at Illinois, 9 p.m. FAR WEST NJIT at CS Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Chicago St. at San Diego St., 10 p.m. Seattle at Washington, 10 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at LIU, 7 p.m. CCSU at Mount St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. Quinnipiac at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. Rider at Siena, 7 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at St. Francis (NY), 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m. Binghamton at Vermont, 7 p.m. Bryant at Wagner, 7 p.m. George Mason at Drexel, 8 p.m. SOUTH James Madison at VCU, 6 p.m. Furman at Appalachian St., 7 p.m. UNC Asheville at Campbell, 7 p.m. Wofford at Chattanooga, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Coll. of Charleston, 7 p.m. W. Carolina at Davidson, 7 p.m. Samford at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. UNC Wilmington at Georgia St., 7 p.m. Winthrop at High Point, 7 p.m. Radford at Liberty, 7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Elon at The Citadel, 7:05 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at FIU, 7:30 p.m. E. Kentucky at Austin Peay, 8 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Murray St., 8 p.m. South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:05 p.m. UALR at Louisiana-Monroe, 8:30 p.m. Virginia at Duke, 9 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 9 p.m. MIDWEST S. Utah at IUPUI, 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Purdue, 7 p.m. UT-Martin at E. Illinois, 8 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 8 p.m. Wright St. at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. UMKC at N. Dakota St., 8 p.m. South Dakota at S. Dakota St., 8 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at SE Missouri, 8 p.m. Oral Roberts at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. Valley City St. at North Dakota, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST W. Kentucky at North Texas, 8 p.m. Crowley’s Ridge at Houston Baptist, 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST Oregon St. at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Montana at N. Arizona, 8:35 p.m. Utah St. at New Mexico St., 9 p.m. Montana St. at Weber St., 9 p.m. Portland St. at N. Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Hawaii at Fresno St., 10 p.m. San Jose St. at Nevada, 10 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. Portland at San Francisco, 10 p.m. San Diego at Santa Clara, 10 p.m. Utah at Stanford, 10 p.m. Cal Poly at UC Irvine, 10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, 10 p.m. Pacific at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m. UC Davis at Long Beach St., 10:05 p.m. E. Washington at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. Oregon at Arizona St., 10:30 p.m. Colorado at California, 11 p.m. Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s (Cal), 11 p.m. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ..........................................................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (39)................................... 15-0 975 1 2. Notre Dame ................................ 15-1 935 3 3. UConn ......................................... 12-2 879 2 4. Stanford....................................... 13-1 863 4 5. Maryland ..................................... 16-0 825 5 6. Tennessee.................................. 12-3 769 6 7. Duke ............................................ 12-2 744 7 8. Rutgers ....................................... 13-2 673 10 9. Kentucky ..................................... 14-2 631 11 10. Texas Tech .............................. 14-0 609 13 11. Ohio St. ..................................... 15-1 572 8 12. Texas A&M............................... 10-3 532 9 13. Miami......................................... 12-3 460 12 14. Green Bay................................. 13-0 435 17 15. Nebraska .................................. 14-1 389 19 16. Louisville................................... 13-3 346 14 17. Purdue ...................................... 13-3 344 18 18. Georgetown ............................. 13-3 332 15 19. Georgia ..................................... 13-3 300 16 20. Delaware................................... 12-1 285 21 21. DePaul ...................................... 13-3 197 20 22. North Carolina.......................... 12-3 180 25 23. Gonzaga ................................... 14-2 106 — 24. South Carolina ......................... 14-2 93 — 25. Vanderbilt ................................. 13-2 60 24 Others receiving votes: Penn St. 59, LSU 34, Georgia Tech 15, Kansas St. 13, Michigan St. 7, Kansas 4, Michigan 4, St. John’s 2, Texas 2, St. Bonaventure 1. Ballots Online: Women's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST Dayton at Saint Joseph’s, 11:30 a.m. Providence vs. Connecticut at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgetown, 7 p.m. Rutgers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at West Virginia, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Villanova at Marquette, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Huston-Tillotson at Houston Baptist, 8 p.m. UT-Martin at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST Nevada at CS Bakersfield, 7:30 p.m. Longwood at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m.

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia...................... 5 2 .714 Boston ............................... 4 4 .500 New York .......................... 4 4 .500 Toronto.............................. 3 5 .375 New Jersey....................... 2 7 .222 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami................................. 8 1 .889 Atlanta ............................... 6 3 .667 Orlando ............................. 6 3 .667 Charlotte ........................... 2 6 .250 Washington ...................... 0 8 .000 Central Division W L Pct Chicago............................. 7 2 .778 Indiana............................... 6 2 .750 Cleveland.......................... 4 4 .500 Detroit................................ 2 6 .250 Milwaukee......................... 2 6 .250 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio ...................... 6 3 .667 Dallas ................................ 4 5 .444 Memphis ........................... 3 5 .375 Houston............................. 2 6 .250 New Orleans..................... 2 6 .250 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City ................. 8 2 .800 Portland............................. 6 2 .750 Denver............................... 6 3 .667 Utah ................................... 5 3 .625 Minnesota ......................... 3 5 .375 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers..................... 4 2 .667 L.A. Lakers ....................... 6 4 .600 Phoenix ............................. 4 4 .500 Sacramento ...................... 3 6 .333 Golden State..................... 2 6 .250 Sunday's Games Minnesota 93, Washington 72 Orlando 104, Sacramento 97 Oklahoma City 108, San Antonio 96 Phoenix 109, Milwaukee 93 Portland 98, Cleveland 78 L.A. Lakers 90, Memphis 82

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BULLETIN BOARD CAMPS Misericordia University Baseball Academy’s Winter Camp still has limited openings remaining. The winter camp is for grades 1-8 and Cougar Spring Training is for grades 9-12. Both begin this Sunday, Jan. 15th, and run five consecutive Sundays’ Registration and more information can be found online at MEETINGS Crestwood Football Booster Club will hold its next meeting today at 7 p.m. at King’s Restaurant. Parents of players and supporters of the program are invited to attend. For more information, call Tony at 430-7351. District 2 Wrestling Coaches’ Association will hold its annual meeting Jan. 15 at noon at the Tunkhannock Fire Hall. All head wrestling coaches and assistants are invited. Coaches can contact President Phil Lipski for more info at GAR Memorial High School Football Booster Club will meet this Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m. in the choral room at the high school. New members are welcome. Hanover Area Wrestling Booster Club will meet this Thursday, Jan. 12th at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Returns for the upcoming Night at the Races can be made at the meeting. The annual Night at the Races will be held Jan. 21st at the Warrior Run Fire Hall. For additional information, contact Matt at 570-825-0429. Holy Redeemer Softball Booster Club will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Holy Redeemer High School cafeteria. Lady Patriot Basketball Booster Club will have its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. in the high school lobby. Upcoming events will be discussed. The booster club is still selling $1 raffle tickets that will be raffled off at Monday’s home game. The booster club is also selling tickets to win a 32 inch flat screen TV. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. The TV will be raffled off on Jan. 30th. All parents are encouraged to attend Tuesday night’s meeting. PA Boys Basketball Booster Club will have a meeting at Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo on Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m. Call Carl or Maria at 570-883-7220. Swoyersville Little League’s monthly meeting will be held this Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 7:30 p.m. in the Swoyersville Borough building. Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club will be having a parents and coaches meeting this Thursday, Jan. 12th at 6:15 p.m. at Norm’s Pizza in Wilkes-Barre. 2012 Fall soccer season, registrations, and spring soccer will be discussed. All parents are coaches and referees are welcome to attend. If you have any questions please email or call 570-332-9141. Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association will be meeting today at 6:30 p.m. at Sabatini’s Pizza on Wyoming Avenue in Exeter. Plans for the upcoming softball season in addition to fundraisers will be Monday's Games Toronto 97, Minnesota 87 Philadelphia 96, Indiana 86 Atlanta 106, New Jersey 101 New York 91, Charlotte 87 Chicago 92, Detroit 68 New Orleans at Denver, late Today's Games Houston at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

B A S E B A L L Major League Baseball Calendar Jan. 9 — Hall of Fame voting announced, New York. Jan. 11-12 — Owners’ meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz. Jan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing. Jan. 17 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures. Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 12 — Voluntary reporting date for Oakland and Seattle pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 17 — Voluntary reporting date for other Oakland and Seattle players. Feb. 19 — Voluntary reporting date for other team’s pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 24 — Voluntary reporting date for other team’s other players. Mandatory reporting date for Oakland and Seattle. March 2 — Mandatory reporting date for other teams. March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 19 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 28-29 — Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. April 2 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2012 salary. April 4 — Opening day, St. Louis at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. June 4 — Amateur draft. July 10 — All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. July 13 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents offered arbitration to accept, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 3-6 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule Jan. 13 At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Teon Kennedy vs. Chris Martin, 10, junior featherweights. Jan. 14 At Offenburg, Germany, Arthur Abraham vs. Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias, 10, super middleweights;Robert Stieglitz vs. Henry Weber, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight title.

discussed. Parents of students in grades 7th through12th who have signed up for the upcoming softball season are urged to attend and participate in the planning process. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Mountaintop Area Little League and Softball will be offering early registration for Mangers/Coaches for the 2012 season. The early registration will be held at Crestwood high school this Thursday, Jan. 12th from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Please bring a copy of your photo ID and a $5 registration fee. For additional information contact Terry at 570-823-7949, or visit our website at Nanticoke Area Little League sign up dates will be Jan. 14th and 15th from noon to 7 p.m. at the Ed Center Gym. They will also be held Jan. 28th and 29th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ed Center Gym, and Feb. 11th and 12th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Twp. Firehouse, and Feb. 25th and 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ed Center cafeteria. All new and returning players must bring a copy of their birth certificate and three proofs of residency. Nanticoke, Newport Twp., and Plymouth Twp. are eligible. Go to for more information or call Wade at 570735-1089 or Dave at 570-2625970. South Valley Girls Fastpitch, an affiliation of Babe Ruth Softball, will be holding sign-ups Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Nanticoke Elementary Center gymnasium. The cost is $40 for the first child, $5 for each additional child. For more information, please contact Steve at 417-7217, Jay at 239-6779 or Ed at 417-1119. Wilkes-Barre Heights Baseball will be holding signups this weekend Jan. 14th and 15th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Stanton Lanes Bowling Alley. All children ages 4 through 12 living in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and surrounding areas are eligible to register. Please bring a copy of their birth certificate and contact information. Cost is $30 for one child, $60 for two children, and $15 for any sibling after two. Any questions call Gerrie at 570-235-6060 or Mandy at 570-817-4638. UPCOMING EVENTS GAR Annual Football Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 15 in the school cafeteria. Banquet starts at 1 p.m., doors open at noon. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12, and free for children ages 6 and under. Price includes awards ceremony, buffet meal and refreshments. There will also be a theme basket raffle Advanced ticket purchase is recommended by calling 829-0569. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Jan. 20 At Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas (SHO), Rico Ramos vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, 12, for Ramos’ WBA World super bantamweight title. Jan. 21 At Philadelphia (NBCSP), Eddie Chambers vs. Sergei Liakhovich, 10, heavyweights;Gabriel Rosado vs. Jesus Soto-Karass, 10, junior middleweights. At Guadalajara, Mexico, Miguel Vazquez vs. Ameth Diaz, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title. Jan. 27 At Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Wash. (ESPN), Ruslan Provodnikov vs. David Torres, 10, junior welterweights;Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Alisher Rahimov, 10, lightweights. Jan. 28 At Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y., Brian Minto vs. Tony Grano, 10, NABF heavyweight title eliminator. At Springfield, Mo., Cory Spinks vs. Sechew Powell, 12, IBF junior middleweight title eliminator. Feb. 3 At Quebec City, Quebec (SHO), Pier Olivier Cote vs. Maurico Herrera, 12, for Cote’s IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title. At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Yordanis Despaigne vs. Edison Miranda, 10, light heavyweights. Feb. 4 At Frankfurt, Germany, Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Steve Cunningham, 12, for Hernandez’s IBF cruiserweight title;Enad Licina vs. Alexander Alexeev, 12, for the vacant European cruiserweight title;Eduard Gutknecht vs. Vyacheslav Uzelkov, 12, for Gutknecht’s European light heavyweight title. At San Antonio (HBO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio, 12, for Chavez’s WBC middleweight title;Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., 12, for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. Feb. 10 At Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2), Demetrius Andrade vs. Derek Ennis, 12, IBF junior middleweight eliminator. Feb. 11 At Houston (HBO), Jose Miguel Cotto vs. Jose Luis Castillo, 10, welterweights. At Las Vegas (SHO), Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto, 12, welterweights;Erislandy Lara vs. Ronald Hearns, 10, middleweights. Feb. 17 At Arlington, Texas (ESPN2), John Molina vs. Alejandro Sanabria, 10, lightweights. Feb. 18 At Olympic Hall, Munich, Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title. At Durango, Mexico, Jorge Arce vs. Lorenzo Parra, 12, for Arce’s WBO bantamweight title. Feb. 24 At the Galen Center, Los Angeles (ESPN2), Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cristobal Cruz, 12, junior lightweights;Efrain Esquivias vs. Alex De Oliveira, 10, super bantamweights. Feb. 25 At Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Povetkin vs. Marco Huck, 12, for Povetkin’s WBA World heavyweight title. At St. Louis (HBO), Marcos Maidana vs. Devon Alexander, 12, welterweights;Adrien Broner vs. Eloy Perez, 12, for Broner’s WBO junior lightweight title. Feb. 29 At Hobart, Australia, Daniel Geale vs. Osumanu Adama, 12, for Geale’s IBF middleweight title;Kali Meehan vs. Kertson Manswell, 12, heavyweights. March 3 At Duesseldorf, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Jean-Marc Mormeck, 12, for Klitschko’s WBA Super World-IBF-WBO-IBO heavyweight titles. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (HBO), Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Rocky Juarez, 12, lightweights. March 10 At TBA, Puerto Rico (SHO), Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, 12, for Salido’s WBO featherweight title.


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O’Brien’s coaching staff beginning to take shape By DEREK LEVARSE

Asked to run down his schedule for the next few weeks, Bill O’Brien came to a quick realization. “Won’t be a lot of sleep,” Penn State’s new head coach said. With O’Brien splitting time between the Nittany Lions and his job as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots this month, there won’t be much time for rest. “But,” he said, “we’ll get going with Penn State and recruiting and making sure we put our staff in place, where they need to be to succeed.” First, that means assembling a staff. And quickly. Given the time constraints, it comes as little surprise that

three new coaches set to join O’Brien at Penn State have all worked with him in the past.. Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Stan Hixon, Central Florida defensive coordinator Ted Roof and Ball State offensive line coach John Strollo are expected to come aboard with the Lions, according to the Big Ten Network. That would bring O’Brien’s roster of assistants to six, joining holdovers Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden along with newcomer Charles London. A seventh -- former Texas offensive line coach Mac McWhorter -- was said to be considering his options. Penn State will not comment on a potential hire until a contract is finalized.

“Until you get things on paper, I’m not going to release anything,” acting athletic director Dave Joyner said. Titles for the new coaches have not been confirmed. Hixon has coached wide receivers for nearly 20 years. Roof has been a defensive coordinator in his last few stops. Strollo has worked predominately with offensive linemen and tight ends during his career. Roof and Hixon both were on staff with O’Brien during his time at Georgia Tech. O’Brien coached alongside Strollo and London at Duke when Roof was the head coach there. Of the potential new faces, Roof, 48, is the most wellknown, having served as the defensive coordinator on Auburn’s

2010 national championship team. But after three seasons at Auburn, Roof left before the Tigers’ bowl game in December to take the same position at UCF. Less than a month later, Roof is set to switch jobs once again. O’Brien laid the groundwork for it over the weekend, calling Roof “one of my closest friends.” “We didn’t win many games,” said O’Brien, who was part of a dismal 1-22 record in two seasons with Roof and the Blue Devils, “But we sure fought as hard as we could.” Strollo, 57, was on that staff with O’Brien at Duke in 2005 and 2006, coaching tight ends, then the offensive line during that span. A New Jersey native, Strollo was an offensive lineman at Bos-

ton College. He has spent the last 30 years as a college coach, but only four at the FBS level -three at Duke and this past season at Ball State. Hixon coached with O’Brien for five seasons at Georgia Tech (1995-99). The 54-year-old Florida native has also been a receivers coach at South Carolina (1989-92) and LSU (2000-03), where he helped the Tigers win a national title in his final season. He has spent the past eight seasons as a receivers coach in the NFL, working for the Washington Redskins from 2004-09 and the Bills in 2010 and 2011. Penn State has made no official announcements about incoming or outgoing assistant coaches, other than O’Brien’s se-

lection of Johnson on Saturday. But as reports of new hires come in, it means many of the coaches who comprised Joe Paterno’s final staff will be departing. One of those assistants, safeties coach Kermit Buggs confirmed Monday that he will not be retained. As for the rest of the group -- including long-time defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who took over as interim coach following Paterno’s firing -- Joyner said they would all be given consideration. “I’ve made that known to all of the coaches,” Joyner said. “Now, realistically, some may not be here. That’s the way life is, and they know that, and we’ve had that conversation. I was very clear that coach O’Brien wants to talk to all of them.”



Mohawks earn two-point victory

Stricker hangs on to win PGA Tour opener

The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE – Meyers held off a late surge from Northwest, but held on for a 40-38 victory on Monday in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division III girls basketball game. Jazma Robertson scored a team-high 14 to lead the Mohawks. MacKenzie Winder added 12 for Meyers, while Amy Kowalczyk contributed 10 points. Sarah Shaffer scored all of her game-high 18 points on 3’s for the Rangers. Alivia Womelsdorf chipped in 12 points for Northwest.

The Associated Press

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Steve Stricker always believed experience would go a long way toward winning the PGA Tour season opener at Kapalua. This wasn’t the kind he was thinking about. No other player is more accustomed to building a big lead, blowing a big lead, and then settling down to win. That’s just what Stricker did Monday in Maui, when he won the Tournament of Champions with a final round that only looked easy on paper. “I’ve been there before. It’s not a great feeling, either,” Stricker said after closing with a 4-under 69 for a three-shot victory over Martin Laird. “It’s just the nature of our game. I realize that, and I’ve gone through it before. It always seems close, and you always have to perform to get it done.” Ultimately, that’s just what he did. It took only six holes for him to see his five-shot lead dwindle to one. After another mental mistake led to bogey, Stricker stood behind the sixth green staring at the ground, shaking his head, disgusted with himself. It was during that long walk down the seventh fairway, the Pacific Ocean on the horizon, when Stricker reminded himself that at least he was still in the lead. And that’s where he stayed. He buried a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth, hit a pitch to

NORTHWEST (38): Shaffer 6 0-0 18, Womelsdorf 5 2-2 12, Koehn 0 4-4 4, Bosak 1 0-0 2, Gill 0 2-2 2. Totals 12 8-8 38. MEYERS (40): DiMaggio 1 0-2 2, Kowalczyk 3 2-2 10, Biggs 1 0-2 2, Soto 0 0-0 0, Robertson 7 0-0 14, Winder 6 0-0 12. Northwest ........................................ 8 4 7 19 — 38 Meyers ............................................. 7 6 15 12 — 40 3-Point Field Goals— NW 6 (Shaffer 6); MEY 2 (Kowalczyk)

Pittston Area 62, Coughlin 21

Grace O’Neil scored three 3-pointers and totaled 21 points to lead the Patriots over the Crusaders.

COUGHLIN (21): Oliveri 0 0-0 0, Eaton 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 2 2-4 6, Graham 1 0-0 2, Zigler 0 0-0 0, Sebastian 1 0-0 2, Harper 0 0-0 0, Georgetti 1 3-4 5, Williams 1 0-0 2, Ross 2 0-8 4; Totals: 8 5-16 21 PITTSTON AREA (62): Barber 3 0-0 6, Fereck 3 0-0 6, Waleski 2 1-2 5, Mitchell 0 1-2 1, Cilinskie 0 1-2 1, Rabender 0 0-0 0, O’Neil 8 2-2 21, Hopkins 7 0-0 14, Owens 2 0-0 4, Brady 1 0-0 2; Totals: 27 5-8 62 Coughlin ........................................ 1 7 8 5 — 21 Pittston Area ................................. 22 17 16 7 — 62 3-Point Field Goals— PIT 3 (O’Neil 3)

GAR 57, MMI Prep 37

The Grenadiers defeated the Preppers behind Breana Mosier’s 19 points. Julianna Leco added 12 points to the win. For MMI, Kayla Karchner and Rachel Stanziola led the way with 10 points each

GAR (57): Mosier 9 1-2 19, Nichol 1 0-2 2, Spence 4 0-0 10, Leco 4 4-6 12, Seabrook 3 1-5 8, Parrilla 3 0-0 6, Powell 0 0-0 0, Gibson 0 0-0 0, Domzaloski 0 0-0 0, Nealy 0 0-0 0; Totals: 24 6-15 57 MMI PREP (37): Purcell 1 0-0 2, Stanziola 5 0-2 10, Lobitz 3 0-0 6, Carrato 2 1-5 5, Shearer 2 0-0 4, Karchner 5 0-0 10, Ferry 0 0-2 0, Lara 0 0-0 0; Totals: 18 1-9 37 GAR ............................................. 12 17 16 12 — 57 MMI Prep .................................... 12 6 4 15 — 37 3-Point Field Goals— GAR 3 (Spence 2, Seabrook)

Holy Redeemer 52, Dallas 46

Holy Redeemer defeated Dallas in a thriller behind Alexis Lewis’ 20 points. Dallas was led by Ashley Dunbar, who scored 15 points.

HOLY REDEEMER (52): Wignot 1 2-2 4, Makowski 2 0-0 4, Dougherty 0 0-0 0, Warnagiris 0 0-0 0, Murray 2 0-0 4, Altemose 2 3-4 7, Frascella 0 0-0 0, Wilson 1 2-5 4, Platko 4 1-2 9, Lewis 7 6-7 20; Totals: 19 14-20 52 DALLAS (46): Dunbar 5 4-4 15, Englehart 2 3-6 7, Szatkowskii 1 0-1 2, Hiscox 4 2-3 11, Missal 4 0-1 10, Comitz 0 0-0 0, Zurek 0 0-0 0, Michael 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 0 1-2 1; Totals: 16 10-17 46 Holy Redeemer.......................... 12 12 13 15 — 52 Dallas........................................... 11 13 20 2 — 46 3-Point Field Goals— DAL 4 (Missal 2, Hiscox, Dunbar)

Nanticoke 80, Wyoming Seminary 29

The Trojans won handily as Samantha Gow recorded five

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committed just 15. “Defense has been our staple here,” Phillips said. “(Assistant) Bob Calarco, that’s his baby, narrating our defense. Our kids like to play defense. Not many high school players like to do that.”


Coughlin’s Kayla Eaton, left, looks to pass out of the corner as Pittston Area’s Kristen Fereck applies pressure in a WVC Division I girls basketball game in Yatesville on Monday night.

3-pointers and totaled 21 points.

WYOMING SEMINARY (29): Romanowski 0 0-0 0, Neare 5 3-6 13, Gabriel 2 0-0 4, Karg 2 0-2 4, Williams 1 0-0 2, Henry 3 0-0 6, Dressler 0 0-0 0, Davis 0 0-0 0; Totals: 13 3-8 29 NANTICOKE (80): Higgins 2 0-0 4, Brassington 3 4-4 12, Sugalski 3 0-2 6, Wolfe 5 0-0 10, Hughes 1 0-0 2, Schinski 3 2-2 9, Gow 8 0-1 21, Kile 0 2-2 2, Holl 5 0-3 10, Butczynski 2 0-0 4, Yalch 0 0-0 0, Swanberry 0 0-0 0; Totals: 32 8-14 80 Wyoming Seminary................... 6 6 2 15 — 29 Nanticoke .................................... 24 27 13 16 — 80 3-Point Field Goals— NAN 8 (Gow 5, Brassington 2, Schinski)

Wyoming Valley West 59, Tunkhannock 27

Tara Zdancewicz accounted for 17 points and Kate Smicherko scored 16 to lead the Spartans to the victory.

TUNKHANNOCK (27): Ayers 1 0-0 2, Proule 1 0-0 2, Alguire 0 6-6 6, Williams 1 1-4 3, Kintner 3 1-3 7, Bonner 0 1-2 1, Nafus 1 0-0 2, Wrubel 1 0-0 2, Holdren 0 2-2 2; Totals: 8 11-17 27 WYOMING VALLEY WEST (59): Judge 1 0-0 2, Cassie Smicherko 3 0-0 8, Gober 0 0-2 0, Reese 1 4-4 6, Reilly 3 0-0 6, Kate Smicherko 5 6-8 16, Zdancewicz 5 7-8 17, Hoffman 1 2-2 4; Totals: 19 19-24 59 Tunkhannock ................................ 4 0 12 11 — 27 Wyoming Valley West................. 5 16 22 16 — 59 3-Point Field Goals— WVW 2 (Cassie Smicherko 2)

The Warriors scored eight of the first 10 points in the third quarter to trim a 20-12 halftime deficit to 22-20 after Sara Radzwilka’s 3-pointer from the left wing. Another driving layup by Degnan in the final minute of the third left Wyoming Area a point behind (23-22). That’s when Rinehimer took over. Set up first by Kelly Shep-

Lake-Lehman 64, Hanover Area 37

Nikki Sutliff totaled 18 points along with three three-point field goals to lead Lake-Lehman to a big win over Hanover Area. Brittney Miller totaled 10 point in the effort for Hanover Area.

HANOVER AREA (37): Smith 1 1-2 3, Elick 0 0-0 0, Zuranski 3 2-2 8, Grohowski 1 1-2 3, Kaminski 3 0-0 3, Miller 5 0-0 10, Sirak 0 0-0 0, Fine 1 0-0 2, Tuzinski 2 4-6 8, Masher 0 0-0 0, McCary 0 0-0 0; Totals: 16 8-12 37 LAKE-LEHMAN (64): Yamrick 0 0-0 0, Nikki Sutliff 6 3-5 18, Brooks 0 0-0 0, Konopinski 0 0-0 0, Sutton 6 0-0 12, Mosier 2 2-5 6, Moosic 3 2-2 8, Williams 0 0-0 0, Leskiwsky 0 2-5 2, Oplinger 2 0-0 5, Mahoney 0 1-2 1, Spencer 2 7-11 11, Danae Sutliff 0 1-2 1; Totals: 21 18-31 64 Hanover Area ............................. 9 11 7 10 — 37 Lake-Lehman ............................. 13 20 18 13 — 64 3-Point Field Goals— HAN 3 (Kaminski 3); LEH 4 (Nikki Sutliff 3, Oplinger)

Crestwood 47, Hazleton Area 35

The Comets were led by Rebecca Rutkowski as she accounted for 17 points to lead Crestwood over the Cougars. Hazleton Area was led by Alyssa Sotch who totaled 13 tock, then by Ayrin Shortlidge, the sophomore made consecutive jumpers from the wing. Palermo added a bucket as the Bulldogs scored six unanswered points to open the final quarter. “The effort was there, that’s the big thing,” Warriors coach Ryan Kennedy said. “At the half, we’re down eight and I asked them to come out strong and fight back.


HAZLETON AREA (35): Bono 0 1-2 1, Shoenaggle 0 0-0 0, Sitch 5 3-4 13, Kozel 1 0-0 2, Woznicki 4 0-0 8, Bachman 1 1-4 3, Ciccozzi 0 0-0 0, Carter 4 0-0 8, Zamonas 0 0-0 0; Totals: 15 5-10 35 CRESTWOOD (47): Kendra 0 0-0 0, Lutz 0 0-0 0, Andrews 1 2-2 4, Mazzoni 2 2-2 7, Rutkowski 6 4-4 17, Gegaris 1 0-0 2, Ritz 0 0-0 0, Cronauer 0 0-0 0, Wojner 3 1-2 8, Meyers 3 0-2 6, Jesikiewicz 1 0-0 2, Hislop 1 0-0 2, Ciaverella 0 0-0 0, O’Brien 0 0-0 0; Totals: 17 10-14 47 Hazleton Area ............................ 8 9 7 11 — 35 Crestwood .................................. 12 15 11 9 — 47 3-Point Field Goals— CRE 3 (Mazzoni, Rutkowski, Wojner)


Central Columbia 44, Wyoming Seminary 41

The Blue Knights dropped the close decision, but Seth Callahan scored a game-high 14 points.

WYOMING SEMINARY (41): Ellis 1 0-0 2, Hwang 1 2-2 5, Flippen 5 0-0 11, Sedar 1 0-0 2, Lefkowitz 3 1-1 7, Callahan 6 0-0 14, Barilla 0 0-0 0; Totals: 17 3-3 41 CENTRAL COLUMBIA (44): McDanel 1 3-6 5, Hollister 0 0-0 0, Slyman 2 2-2 7, Hine 4 2-7 10, Brandon 2 0-0 5, Diltz 0 0-0 0, Sanders 0 0-0 0, Dutlry 5 0-0 10, Anker 2 0-0 4, Barratt 1 1-1 3; Totals: 17 8-16 44 Wyoming Seminary................... 8 8 10 15 — 41 Central Columbia....................... 11 12 9 12 — 44 3-Point Field Goals— SEM 4 (Callahan 2, Hwang, Flippen); CEN 2 (Slyman, Brandon)

We had it to one, but couldn’t get that next basket.” Abby Thornton, who had 16 rebounds, had a stickback to stem the tide for the Warriors. Rinehimer made another jumper with 5:43 remaining to extend Berwick’s lead to 31-24, but the Bulldogs were held without a field goal after that. “That’s her second big re-


Steve Stricker won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions PGA Tour event Monday in Kapalua, Hawaii scoring 69 for a threeshot win over Martin Laird.

tap-in range for birdie on the ninth to build his lead back to three, and then it was a matter of hanging on. It was the fourth time in his last 35 tournaments that he had at least a four-shot lead at some point in the final round. At least they all had the same outcome. Stricker hit sand wedge to 2 feet for birdie on the 16th to keep a two-shot cushion, then birdied the final hole for the best prize he could ever imagine. Along with the winner’s lei draped around his neck, his two daughters — 13-year-old Bobbi Maria and 5-year-old Isabella — rushed onto the green to give him a hug.


Kansas City picks Crennel to remain as head coach The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Going 2-1and stunning then-undefeated Green Bay as Kansas City’s interim head coach meant a lot more than gratification for Romeo Crennel. It also persuaded the Kansas City Chiefs to give the affable defensive specialist a second chance to be an NFL head coach. The Chiefs announced Monday that Crennel was the official replacement for the fired Todd Haley, removing the interim tag he bore for the last three weeks of the season. “The three games had a lot to do with where we arrived at this decision,” general manager Scott Pioli said. “Some of the things we saw was a great deal of accountability and consistency. There bounding game,” Kennedy said of Thornton. “She was the X-factor coming into the season, a sophomore coming into the lineup.” The Warriors chipped away, cutting the lead to three with 12 seconds remaining, but could not complete the comeback. Palermo had seven rebounds, and Davenport and Sheptock

was also a different energy to the football team. A lot of it had to do with those last three games.” Warm and personable, the 64year-old Crennel is a sharp departure from Haley. Often called a “players’ coach” he’s been known to write off mistakes as youthful indiscretions. Ironically, being soft with players was a criticism when he was fired after four years as head coach in Cleveland with a 24-40 record. He was an instant hit with Chiefs players while serving as Haley’s defensive coordinator the past two years. After the Chiefs beat the Packers 19-14 on Dec. 18 in their first game with Crennel in charge, the Chiefs chanted his nickname, “RAC! RAC!” as they ran up the tunnel.

each had four steals for Berwick. Nicole Turner and Blannett both had eight rebounds, as Wyoming Area enjoyed a 46-25 edge on the boards.

BERWICK (33): Steeber 0 1-2 1, Davenport 2 2-7 6, Shortlidge 0 1-2 1, Bridge 1 0-0 2, Palermo 3 1-4 7, Sheptock 1 2-5 4, Rinehimer 4 4-4 12. Totals 12 11-24 33. WYOMING AREA (30): Degnan 5 1-7 11, N. Turner 0 0-0 0, Radzwilka 2 0-0 5, Blannett 4 2-2 10, Thornton 1 2-2 4, DeLuca 0 0-0 0, Coolbaugh 0 0-0 0, F. Turner 0 0-2 0. Totals 12 5-13 30. Berwick ........................................... 8 12 3 10 — 33 Wyoming Area ............................... 6 6 10 8 — 30 3-Point Field Goals— BER 0; WYO 1 (Radzwilka)













Lamb leads UConn over W. Virginia

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The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Jeremy Lamb had 25 points and eight rebounds as No. 17 Connecticut overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat West Virginia 64-57 on Monday night. Andre Drummond added 20 points and 11 boards for UConn (13-3, 3-2 Big East), which snapped a a two-game losing streak. Kevin Jones, the Big East’s leading scorer and rebounder, had 22 points for West Virginia (12-5, 3-2). Connecticut, which lost at Seton Hall and Rutgers last week, dropped nine spots in the Top 25 on Monday. The Huskies have not lost three straight since March 2010. UConn trailed 46-36 with just over 11 minutes left before a dunk by Lamb sparked a Huskies run. A steal and a dunk by Ryan Boatright tied the score at 48 and Lamb’s 3-pointer put the Huskies ahead with just over 5 minutes left. Lamb had 17 points after intermission. He had just eight points in UConn’s loss to Rutgers, ending a streak of 25 consecutive games in double figures. A driving dunk from Drummond along the left baseline made it 53-49 and forced West Virginia coach Bob Huggins to call a timeout. The Mountaineers tied it at 55 on a dunk by Jones. Lamb’s jumper with 2 1/2 minutes left put the Huskies up for good, 57-55. The Huskies led 58-57 when Drummond rebounded a miss by Lamb. His short putback gave the Huskies a 60-57 lead with 1:18 left. UConn’s freshman center hit nine of his 11 shots. Connecticut scored the first six points of the second half to erase a five-point deficit, but Jones responded with two putback baskets that sparked a 13-2 West Virginia run that gave it a 10-point lead. Darryl “Truck” Bryant, who came in averaging more than 18 points a game, hit just two of his 13 shots for West Virginia, which shot 32 percent from the floor. UConn shot 55 percent, but was outrebounded 38-32 — as the Mountaineers grabbed 20 offensive boards. Lamb had five early points, and Drummond two dunks as UConn jumped out to a quick 9-4 lead, but West Virginia responded by scoring the next six. Jones, who came into the game averaging almost 20 points and 12 rebounds per game, scored eight straight points, on two 3s and a layup, to give the Mountaineers a 21-16 lead. Jones, who was being guarded much of the time by Drummond, was able to step outside on UConn’s big men. He hit three of his first five shots from 3-point range.

Syracuse easy No. 1 again in AP poll Syracuse, one of three unbeaten teams in Division I, is on top of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for the fifth straight week. The Orange received 60 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Kentucky, which got the other No. 1 votes, North Carolina and Baylor remained second through fourth. Ohio State moved up one spot to fifth and was followed by Michigan State, Indiana, Duke, Missouri and Kansas in the Top 10. Baylor and No. 15 Murray State are the other unbeatens. Creighton, which was out of the poll for one week, moved back in at No. 23, while Seton Hall, which has won 11 of 12, moved in at No. 24, its first appearance since January 2001. Wisconsin, ranked as high as No. 9, fell out from 18th after its third straight loss. Harvard, which was ranked three of the last five weeks, fell out from 22nd.


The Philadelphia 76ers’ Thaddeus Young, from left, and Andre Iguodala and Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson, second from left, Jeff Foster and Tyler Hansbrough collide after chasing a rebound Monday in Philadelphia.

Anthony helps Knicks top ’Cats The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony shook off a poor shooting night to make the tiebreaking basket with 2:39 remaining and score 22 points, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Bobcats with a 91-87 victory on Monday night. Amare Stoudemire also shot poorly but had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler finished with 20 points and 13 boards. Anthony was only 6 of 18 from the field, but scored eight of the Knicks’ final nine points. Iman Shumpert scored 16 points for the Knicks, who won their third straight since a 118-110 home loss to the Bobcats last Wednesday. Boris Diaw had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Bobcats, who dropped their third in a row since that victory at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defended much better in the rematch but almost wasted it as they struggled to finish around the basket all night. They made just two field goals in the opening nine minutes of the fourth quarter, and D.J. Augustin’s 3-pointer tied it at 82 with 2:57 remaining. Anthony scored the go-ahead basket with 2:39 to go, then was credited with another field goal on a goaltending call about a minute later. A jumper by Gerald Henderson was followed by a free throw by Anthony and one by Landry Fields to make it 88-84 with 13 seconds remaining. Augustin’s 3-pointer from the corner cut it to one with 10 seconds to go, but he missed a chance to tie it again after Anthony made two free throws with 8.6 seconds to go. Henderson scored 14 points and Augustin had 12 points and eight assists for the Bobcats, who opened a stretch of five games in six nights. The Bobcats’ points and 55 percent shooting were the highest allowed this season by the Knicks, who insisted they were committed to playing better defense after acquiring Chandler. But a crowd that was buzzing that night with the returns of Stoudemire and Shumpert from injuries was booing the Knicks by the second half.

“We did play an excellent game, but they’re going to come at us with a vengeance tonight, no question in my mind,” Bobcats coach Paul Silas said before the game, “because I don’t know if they took us for granted or not a little bit, but I know tonight they’re going to really go all out to show us that we don’t belong with them.” But the Bobcats came out looking capable of a repeat, breaking out to a 10-0 start. The Knicks regrouped to take a 24-21 lead after one quarter, extended it to a nine-point advantage midway through the second, and were up 50-45 at halftime. The Knicks finally put a charge into the crowd midway through the third. Shumpert threw down a dunk after a deal, but then Chandler bolted into the lane to catch and throw down a lob pass from Anthony. Chandler then made a pair of free throws for the Knicks’ first double-digit lead of the game at 69-58 with 4:33 remaining. 76ers 96, Pacers 86 PHILADELPHIA — Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 13 to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their fifth straight game, over the Indiana Pacers. Led by Iguodala and a deep roster, the Sixers are dominating in the second half to turn close games into comfortable ones. Against the Pacers, it was a 15-3 run in the third quarter that helped them pull away. The Sixers used a 30-8 run in the third to beat Toronto on Saturday night. The Sixers have made the most of their favorable home stretch, winning in Philly for the third time in four nights. After an off day Sunday, the Sixers played the first game of a three-night stretch, that includes Sacramento and Wednesday’s game at New York. Raptors 97, Timberwolves 87 TORONTO — Andrea Bargnani matched his season-high with 31 points, Amir Johnson had a season-high 19 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double and the Toronto Raptors beat Minnesota.

Jose Barea scored a seasonhigh 16 points and Kevin Love had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which hasn’t won in Toronto since Jan. 21, 2004. Toronto has won 14 of its last 15 games against the Timberwolves. In the first meeting between Spanish point guards Jose Calderon and Ricky Rubio, the Toronto veteran finished with a narrow edge over the Minnesota rookie. Calderon had 14 points, six assists and three rebounds in 40 minutes, while Rubio had 10 points, six assists and four rebounds in 29 minutes. Hawks 106, Nets 101 NEWARK, N.J. — Josh Smith scored a season-high 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks shot nearly 54 percent from the field in beating the New Jersey Nets for the third time this season. Joe Johnson added 22, Jeff Teague had 20 and Al Horford had 14 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks led for all but a few seconds in winning their third straight game overall. Anthony Morrow had 20 points and rookie MarShon Brooks 19 as the Nets (2-8) remained winless in four games at home. Deron Williams added 15 points and 14 assists. Bulls 92, Pistons 68 CHICAGO — Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Detroit for their 13th consecutive victory against the Pistons. Derrick Rose added 22 points and eight assists for Chicago, which bounced back from Saturday night’s lackluster 109-94 loss at Atlanta. Ronnie Brewer finished with 12 points, and Boozer also had eight rebounds. The Bulls improved to 4-1 during their first stretch of nine games in 12 days in 30 years. They play again each of the next two nights, hitting the road to face Minnesota on Tuesday before returning home to face Washington on Wednesday. Greg Monroe had 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Detroit, which has lost four straight games. Rookie Brandon Knight scored 13 points, and Tayshaun Prince and Ben Gordon had 11 points apiece.


Goc scores winner to lift Panthers stopped 20 shots. The Canucks lost for just the fourth SUNRISE,Fla. — Marcel time in 12 games. Goc scored the tiebreaking With the scored tied 1-1 in goal midway throught he secthe second, there was a scrum ond period and the Florida in front of the Vancouver net Panthers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Monday night. and Luongo ended up on his Goc also had an assist as the back during a flurry of shots. Panthers won for just the third Goc was finally able to poke in the puck at 10:52. Kris Vertime in nine games. Dmitry steeg got an assist on the play Kulikov scored the Panthers’ to break a season-high fourfirst goal and Scott Clemmensen finished with 25 saves. game pointless streak. Wiese gave the Canucks a Dale Weise scored for Van1-0 lead at 3:11 of the first couver and Roberto Luongo The Associated Press

period. Manny Malhotra brought the puck down along the boards, then passed from the left circle to Weise, who put the puck into an open net on Clemmensen’s glove side. The Panthers tied it at 5:00 of the second on Kulikov’s goal. Goc took a shot from the right circle that was turned aside by Luongo. The puck bounced out to the left circle and Kulikov took a slap shot that beat Luongo on the short side.

terback for the Denver Broncos — what a great organization,” Tebow said after his latest shocker — an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime Sunday to beat Pittsburgh 29-23 in the wild-card playoffs. The play, according to Twitter, spawned a record 9,420 tweets per second. Not lost in that flurry was that Tebow threw for 316 yards and set an NFL playoff record by averaging 31.6 yards. That’s “316,” as in John 3:16, one of the mostoften cited Bible passages for Christians, the most widely searched item on Google for much of Sunday night into Monday, and the message Tebow used to stencil into the eyeblack he wore when he played college ball at Florida. Not that referencing the Bible or thanking God is anything new in sports. After NFL games for years, a small group of athletes gather around midfield, kneel, hold hands and pray. That devotion has been largely ignored or even criticized by media and fans. “The thing with Tebow is that he seems more genuinely religious than most athletes, who seem to be religious to win games,” said Clifford Putney, author of the book “Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920.” That might help explain why Tebow’s gestures are not being overlooked, but part of an evergrowing sensation. It started

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In a bowl season filled with high-scoring games, the top two defenses in the nation set the tone at the BCS title game. And much like the first meeting, special teams were pivotal. The Tide’s defense was dominant and linebacker C.J. Mosley had the first takeway of the game in the third quarter, his last play of the game as it turned out. LSU’s Jordan Jefferson started to scramble toward the line, but at the last second flipped the ball toward Spencer Ware. Problem was, Ware had turned to block and Mosley snagged the ball and set up Alabama at the Tigers 27. Mosley was twisted down to the turf by Jefferson and his left leg bent awkwardly. The sophomore stayed down for several minutes and as the medical staff worked on him Alabama fans chanted his first name. As he was carted off, sitting up on the back of a golf cart, he got a huge ovation and pumped his fist. Alabama couldn’t convert the field position into points as Shelley dropped to 4 for 6 on the day, missing wide right on a 41-yarder with 5:38 left in the third.

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the first shortstop to have 30 homers and 30 steals in a season. In addition to his Little League, high school and college coaches, Larkin credited late Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, who recruited him out of Cincinnati and then redshirted him as a freshman. “I was a better football player than a baseball player at the time,” Larkin said. “I just worked on my baseball talent, just that alone. That was an eye-opener because I got so much better.” Jack Morris was second with 382 votes (67 percent), missing by 48 votes on his 13th try but up sharply from 54 percent last year. The pitcher has two chances left on the BBWAA ballot, and no player has received such a high percentage without eventually gaining election. Jeff Bagwell was third at 56 percent, followed by Lee Smith (51 percent), Tim Raines (49 percent), Alan Trammell (37 percent) and Edgar Martinez (37 percent). Mark McGwire, 10th on the career home run list with 583, received 19.5 percent in his sixth try, down from 19.8 percent last year and 23.7 percent in 2010 — a vote before he admitted using

building when he won the Heisman Trophy and two national titles at Florida, though he was steeped in strong religion well before that — born in the Philippines to missionary parents. More recently, he introduced mass culture to the art of “Tebowing” — kneeling on one knee, elbow perched on the other, fist to forehead — while chaos is erupting around him. The practice now has its own website, with pictures of people Tebowing in a research lab, in front of the Sydney Opera House, in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, etc. Entertaining as all that has been, it has made fans and the media rethink the way they judge and cover their sports stars. Reporting that a player was including the Lord in his postgame analysis has long been widely thought of as trite and inappropriate, something to simply skip over when typing in the quotes. Tebow’s five fourth-quarter comebacks and his four overtime victories and his steady, genuine, yet somehow unassuming insistence on bringing God into the conversation has forced an uncomfortable question upon those who want to make it only about what happens between the lines. Does God really care about football? “Not one whit,” said Joe Price, a professor in the religious studies department at Whittier College. “But does God care about people who play football? You betcha.” In a sports season filled with unsavory stories, Tebow is seen by many as a sports star who really could be a role model, contrary to what Charles Barkley or anyone else might say. The next time down, he booted a 44-yarder, giving him more field goals than any kicker has ever had in a college bowl game. His seven attempts were also a record. The Tide faked a 49-yard attempt early in the second quarter and went with a shovel pass to backup tight end Chris Underwood that gained 4 yards. He reached the first-down marker by the nose of the football. The drive didn’t last much longer and Shelley’s 42-yard attempt was blocked by LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers. Shelley came back to make one from 34 yards with 4:24 left in the half, and from 41 yards as time expired in the first half. Alabama opened the second half with another solid drive that stalled, but Shelley tacked on another 3-pointer from 35 yards. LSU’s offense was shut down completely. The Tigers managed two first downs and 66 yards through three quarters. The Tide, led by linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Mosley, gave Jefferson no space to run the option and only short gains when he passes. It was Alabama’s special teams that struck first in the first BCS title game to match teams from the same conference. steroids and human growth hormone. Bernie Williams received the most votes (55) among players who were eligible for the first time. Bill Mueller got just four votes and will be dropped in future years, along with Juan Gonzalez (23) and Vinny Castilla (six). Next year’s ballot figures to be the most controversial, with Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio and Curt Schilling eligible for the first time. Larkin got 52 percent when he appeared on the ballot for the first time in 2010. He received the largest single-year percentage increase to gain election since 1948, when pitcher Herb Pennock was elected with 77.7 percent, a year after finishing with 53.4 percent. “That was really surprising. I don’t know how things changed,” Larkin said. He is the 48th Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with one major league team and the third from the Reds, joining Johnny Bench and Bid McPhee. Larkin broadcast for MLB Network from 2009-10, then moved to ESPN last year. He’s a spring training instructor for the Reds, and has gone to South Korea and Brazil as an envoy for Major League Baseball and the State Department.







Prices for shale fields soar


Mohegan faces debt crunch

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which owns casinos in Plains Township and Connecticut and wants to expand into Massachusetts, may have to pay double its current interest rate to replace a bank credit line maturing in March. Mohegan, of Uncasville, Conn., was unable to refinance $1.64 billion of debt last year and has until March 9 to address a $675 million maturity on its bank line. Mohegan is rated Caa3 by Moody’s and CCC by Standard & Poor’s, so banks would charge it 8 percent to 9 percent interest on new loans, according to Susan Berliner, a credit analyst at JPMorgan in New York.

By JOE CARROLL and JIM POLSON Bloomberg News

CHICAGO -- Surging prices for oil and gas shales, in at least one case rising 10-fold in five weeks, are raising concern of a bubble as valuations of drilling acreage approach the peak set before the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings. Chinese, French and Japanese energy explorers committed more than $8 billion in the past two weeks to shale-rock formations from Pennsylvania to Texas after 2011 set records for international average crude prices and United States gas demand. As competition among buyers intensifies, overseas investors are paying top dollar for fields where too few wells have been drilled to assess potential production, said Sven Del Pozzo, a senior equity analyst at IHS Inc. Marubeni Corp., the Japanese commodity trader, last week agreed to pay as much as $25,000 an acre for a stake in Hunt Oil Co.’s Eagle Ford shale property in Texas. In the Utica shale of Ohio and Pennsylvania, deal prices jumped 10-fold in five weeks to almost $15,000 an acre, according to IHS figures. The world’s largest energy producers, including Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, are revisiting onshore U.S. prospects passed by in recent decades in favor of deep-water finds in West Africa and the Gulf of Mexico. The buying spree is likely to continue because international oil producers are eager to amass reserves in the U.S., which surpassed Russia in 2010 as the world’s largest source of gas, said Christian O’Neill, an analyst at Bloomberg Industries in Princeton, N.J.

Consumer borrowing leaps

Americans increased their borrowing in November by the largest amount in a decade, taking out more loans to buy cars and plunking down their credit cards to purchase holiday gifts. The Federal Reserve says total consumer borrowing rose $20.4 billion in November, the largest increase since a $28 billion gain in November 2001. A category that measures credit card debt rose by $5.6 billion, the most since March 2008. Another category that tracks auto loans increased $14.8 billion.


The Friendly’s restaurant in Dallas has closed its doors permanently as of Monday. Below, a sign informs patrons.

Friendly’s location closes By ANDREW M. SEDER


ALLAS -- The Friendly’s restaurant and ice cream shop at the intersection of routes 309 and 415 in Dallas closed for business Sunday night and will not reopen. A corporate spokeswoman for the Massachusetts-based chain restaurant attributed the closing to underperformance and a high rent. “Since entering Chapter 11 in October 2011, the Company has sought to work with our landlords to restructure lease arrangements at locations where we believed rents did not reflect current market conditions and were significantly impacting the viability of underperforming restaurants,” Maura Tobias said. “While we were able to successfully restructure lease agreements for a number of locations, unfortunately, we were unable to reach an ac-

Fiat, Chrysler to merge

Fiat plans to merge with Chrysler Group by the end of 2014 after reaching an agreement with the United Auto Workers union’s retiree healthcare trust regarding its 41.5 percent holding in the U.S. automaker. Chrysler expects to report a profit of about $600 million for 2011, a forecast it boosted from a range of $200 million to $500 million in October. The outlook excludes costs associated with paying back U.S. and Canadian government loans as part of the company’s 2009 bankruptcy.

GM may reclaim sales title


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employees and intend to accommodate as many as possible at nearby operating restaurants, where available.” Dallas Mayor Tim Carroll said he was surprised to hear of the closing and hoped that the building owner had another tenant lined up. “It’s certainly disappointing to see any business close,” Carroll said, noting that the restaurant occupies a large building right on the main stretch entering town. “It was such a vital part of the community.” Tobias did not offer any details on the status of the Friendly’s locations in Wilkes-Barre, Hazle Township or Dunmore. The building, according to county tax records, is owned by Friendly Silverman Holdings of White Plains, N.Y. Efforts to find a listing for that company were unsuccessful.

ceptable agreement for the location in Dallas, Route 309 & 415.” When it filed for bankruptcy protection, the chain said it planned to close 63 locations. A Friendly’s in South Abington Township, Lackawanna County, also closed Sunday. Tobias said there were about 20 employees at the location, which opened Jan. 1, 1986. Prior to being a Friendly’s, the 4,053-square-foot building housed an Elby’s restaurant. “We regret that this decision has become necessary, and we appreciate the hard work and dedication of the Friendly’s

Rejoice, gadgets of future (except for Microsoft’s) are here

General Motors Co. is on track to retake the title of world’s top-selling automaker, riding strong sales in the U.S. and China to beat Volkswagen and Toyota. GM, which lost the crown to Toyota in 2008 after holding it for more than seven decades, is on pace to finish 2011 at around 9 million cars and trucks, at least 800,000 more than its German and Japanese rivals.



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LG Electronics USA showed the new large-screen Cinema 3D Smart TV lineup Monday.

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eye on the industry to know that a substantial portion of the most buzz-worthy products tend to disappear or just plain don’t generate any enthusiasm outside the industry. So from Microsoft’s standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to rush its products or invest capital in the show when it can focus on other methods of marketing. And there’s a really simple reason that this is a good idea: Although CES is fairly glamorous, at the end of the day, it’s still a trade show – products are being reviewed and played with by industry people, and what is most impressive to them might fall flat with the consumer. Maybe Microsoft is going to use the Apple example -- why announce or show off products at a trade show when you can give your products the Steve Jobs treatment?




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Snow showers, flurries

35° 31°

SUNDAY Partly sunny

32° 20°

Syracuse 39/30

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New York City 48/34 Reading 48/27

*Index of fuel consumption, how far the day’s mean temperature was below 65 degrees.


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Sun and Moon

Sunrise 7:29a 7:28a Moonrise Today 6:44p Tomorrow 7:52p Today Tomorrow

The Finger Lakes

Highs: 34-41. Lows: 21-32. Partly cloudy and mild. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight.

Wilkes-Barre 42/28

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 48-50. Lows: 31-33. Mostly sunny and mild. Mostly clear tonight.

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 51-53. Lows: 32-41. Mostly sunny and mild. Mostly clear tonight.


0.00” 0.11” 0.72” 0.11” 0.72” Sunset 4:53p 4:54p Moonset 8:04a 8:37a

Susquehanna Stage Chg. Fld. Stg Wilkes-Barre 4.51 -0.04 22.0 Towanda 2.82 -0.11 21.0 Lehigh Bethlehem 3.07 0.75 16.0 Delaware Port Jervis 3.74 -0.07 18.0 Last



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Today Tomorrow 25/23/sn 65/51/sh 51/35/s 45/30/pc 38/32/pc 59/47/c 52/38/pc 48/38/s 50/35/sh 53/23/s 42/32/pc 80/66/s 59/42/pc 52/38/s 61/43/s 67/48/s 78/67/pc 50/34/pc 48/33/pc

ALMANAC Recorded at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport River Levels, from 12 p.m. yesterday.




The Jersey Shore

Atlantic City 52/36

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low



Philadelphia 50/33


52/38 59/46

The Poconos

Poughkeepsie 47/21




35° 25°

Highs: 49-52. Lows: 31-36. Mostly sunny and mild. Mostly clear tonight.

Pottsville 46/30

Harrisburg 48/31


Highs: 38-46. Lows: 25-28. Partly to mostly sunny and mild. Mostly clear tonight.

Albany 42/26

Towanda 42/26

State College 44/30



Binghamton 40/27

Scranton 41/27

MONDAY Cloudy, light snow

35° 20°

REGIONAL FORECAST Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

40° 32°

40° 26°

SATURDAY Partly sunny, flurry


THURSDAY Rain showers

WEDNESDAY Cloudy, wintry mix late

Feb. 7

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73/46/.00 30/14/.00 30/27/.00 54/45/.00 84/73/.00 77/59/.00 55/36/.00 84/71/.00 48/39/.00 37/32/.00

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66/49/t 60/37/sh 65/50/pc 57/50/r 52/21/pc 32/15/c 76/55/t 67/44/pc 52/38/pc 47/32/s 53/29/sh 36/21/s 70/44/s 65/49/pc 59/42/s 43/29/s 74/58/t 66/43/pc 53/44/sh

Today Tomorrow 75/44/pc 31/15/sf 29/22/sf 51/44/c 83/72/t 77/51/s 58/36/pc 83/72/pc 50/37/pc 36/31/rs

76/44/pc 35/27/sf 24/20/c 50/40/pc 83/71/t 79/53/s 59/39/s 85/73/pc 47/35/sh 39/34/sh

We're tracking a storm over Texas that will move northeast and produce a wintry mix for our region on Wednesday evening followed by rain on Thursday. As the storm pulls away Thursday night, it will drag down colder air, changing the rain showers to snow showers and flurries for Thursday night and Friday. At this point, it doesn't look like a lot of snow, but a coating or a little more will be possible in spots. Colder air will remain over the region right through the weekend. - Kurt Aaron

Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snow flurries, i-ice.


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NATIONAL FORECAST: A potent low pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms from the southern Plains to the Gulf Coast today, with strong to severe thunderstorms possible from eastern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. Rain may be heavy at times, as well. Meanwhile, a passing cold front will bring rain and snow showers from portions of the Pacific Northwest to the northern Plains.



BLOOD DRIVES LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 1 10 pounds and are in relatively good health or 16 years old and have a parental permission form completed, may give blood every 56 days. To learn more about how to donate blood or platelets or to schedule a blood donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the American Red Cross Regional Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Estates, Ashley, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from




front Banquet Facility, 670 N. River St., Plains Township; the Clarion, Scranton; and the Best Western Genetti Inn and Suites, Hazleton, to help boost supplies from over the holidays. Presenting donors at these drives will receive a Chef Cat Cora soup mug and recipe card, as well as a chance to enter to win a $1 1 1 Visa gift card to be given away at each location. To make an appointment, call the Red Cross number above. Positive identification is required at the time of donation. Thursday, noon-6 p.m., St. Therese Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; 8

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Appointments are suggested but walkins are accepted. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235. Blood drives also take place from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton. For a complete donation schedule, visit: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG or call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). Area blood donation sites include: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Social Security Disability, 47 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday, series of blood drives from 1 1 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Water-

What’s new in nutrition in 2012 By BARBARA QUINN The Monterey County Herald

What’s new for 2012? For nutrition professionals our mother ship has changed its name. As of Jan. 1, the American Dietetic Association is now the “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.” The new name better represents the largest food and nutrition science organization in the world. I like it. I also like to start the New Year with bits and pieces of nutrition news and products I have learned about in the past year. Here are some examples: A daily multivitamin supplement is still good nutrition insurance, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. It is true, experts say, that a good diet can provide most all the nutrients we need. But even dietitians don’t always eat a good diet. For instance, most (90 percent) of Americans do not consume adequate amounts of vitamin D or vitamin E from food sources alone, the government reports. No need for mega-vitamin

therapy however. A daily supplement with a balance of recommended daily allowances (RDA) for vitamins and minerals is sufficient for most of us. And the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) seal of approval on the label is good insurance as well. Speaking of vitamin D from food sources, one (3-ounce) serving of Monterey Mushrooms (from Watsonville, Calif.) provides as much vitamin D as most multivitamin supplements...about 400 IU’s. Raw or cooked, the vitamin D in these mushrooms is retained, say their producers. That’s good news. And here’s a new way to enjoy garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) — the high protein legumes used to make hummus. Fresh “green” garbanzo beans are lower in sodium than the canned variety. Since they are less mature (that’s why they are green) they have less starch (carbohydrates) and more vitamin C than the canned variety. Marketed by a company in

California called Califresh, fresh green garbanzos are available at stores like Ralphs’, Walmart and Mi Pueblo, according to their website. News for pasta lovers. I admit I was skeptical when I first saw this product at a food and nutrition exhibition 2 years ago. But from what I have seen, the claims for Dreamfields brand pasta seem to be holding up. It’s real pasta; made with semolina durum wheat. But unlike other pastas, Dreamfields contains a blend of protein and a fiber called inulin that gives it a lower “glycemic index.” This means that some of the carbohydrates in this product are not digested fully which causes a lower rise blood sugars (glucose). Good news ... if you still pay attention to smaller portions. Probiotic gummies. “Pro” means “good”; biotic refers to “bacteria.” “Gummies” are yummy chewables that are often easier to take than pills. When probiotics flourish in the digestive tract, nutrients are better absorbed and bad bugs are held at bay, research suggests. This particular “gummy” form (brand name Sustenex) delivers a probiotic in a form that is claimed to better resist digestion through the stomach. When more probiotics arrive safely in the lower intestines, all is well with the world. As one writer has said, the New Year lies ahead “like a spotless track of snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every mark will show.” Happy 2012.


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Don’t let gym memberships bend you out of shape By DANIEL VASQUEZ Sun Sentinel

Joining a gym is a popular New Year’s resolution, but choosing one can be as hard to do as ab crunches. Perhaps your first resolution for a new workout place — particularly one with a costly contract — should be not to put up with bad customer service or company policies. Before joining a gym or health club make sure to do your research and ask questions, recommends the Palm Beach County Public Affairs Department. More tips: Check with your doctor first. Some medical problems such as back issues may limit your use of the gym’s equipment or participation in fitness classes. Read the contract before signing. Thecontractshouldclearlyshowthe duration of the agreement, monthly/total costs, payment plan and the renewalterms.Beawareofcontracts that are automatically renewed. Ifpersonaltrainerservicesareprovided,askwhenthetrainersareavailable, how often they will work with you, and if their services are charged separately from the contract price. Make sure all promises are written in the contract. Don’t take the sales associate’s word for it. Keep in mind contracts can be cancelled within three business days after signing the contract. Send the written cancellation by certified mail. Even though gyms may reduce their hours or move their location, you may not be eligible for a refund. Read your contract carefully.

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Dec. 6-10. His research merited a SABCS Basic Science Scholars scholarship and was selected for oral presentation on Dec. 9. The symposium brought together more than 9,000 physicians, researchers, patient advocates and healthcare professionals from more than 90 countries to discuss the latest research on breast cancer treatment and prevention. Zoeller is currently a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is an active member of the Harvard community, serving as a faculty reviewer for The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal and participating in the Stand-Up-2Cancer, Breast Program Project and Breast SPORE. Zoeller, formerly of Hanover Township, resides in Boston, Mass.

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Mike Gozdiskowski, the lead iPhone developer, and Mike Martinez, a managing partner for Appalachian Apps, are designing the apps for Dr. Marguerite Mosack.



Barbara Porosky of Stow, left, who is participating in the Trinity United Church of Christ’s Trinity Trimmers program, is weighed in before the worship service by Del Wallace, wife of the church’s pastor, the Rev. Carl P. Wallace, in Akron, Ohio.

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is excited about the way audio, video, text and a journal for the app user can all be seamlessly integrated. The first of her apps is aimed at dispelling negative thoughts, through a technique that redirects a person’s focus. “I call it an attending exercise. It will help a person control and eliminate their own negative thinking,” she said. “If I had someone in my office, I might ask them to focus on their shoes or on the temperature in the room. We haven’t been focusing on those things because we’ve been talking. Thought stopping works the same way.” “We treat negative thoughts as things we want to let fall away.” “The Impact of Food on Mood” app will help educate people about how what they’re eating affects the way they feel. For most people, Mosack said, a diet high in protein and complex carbohdrates, low in sugar, caffeine and alcohol will help “balance the neurotransmitters the body is producing” and make you feel your best. “Some people eat a lot of simple carbs — doughnuts, pastries, candies, sodas. Their bodies are being flooded with a lot of sugar, a lot of glucose, which triggers the body to produce more insulin,” Mosack said. “Twenty minutes later, they feel groggy, impatient and irritable. They’ve lowered their own blood sugar.” The complex carbohydrates, things like “sweet poatoes, oatmeal, brown rice and wholegrain breads” lead the body to produce serotonin, a feel-good hormone. Mosack’s food app will in-


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The apps will be available on iPads and iPhones.

lots!” Marzulli, 38, of Barberton, Ohio, said earlier this month. “The nice thing about the program is that we can rely on each other for support. I need to get up to 115 pounds to get to a healthier place.” Trinity Trimmers are divided into teams of three people. Each team serves as a support group and comes together to share Bible readings and pray to help with spiritual growth. Each participant also solicits sponsors to pledge money for weight lost or gained. The components of the program are designed to attain three goals: to improve the physical health of the participants, to improve the spiritual health of the participants and to improve the financial health of the church. Each Sunday morning, participants weigh themselves on a scale the hospital has provided. Weights are recorded, and a bell, also provided by the hospital, is sounded to signal weight loss for Trimmers and weight gain for Tubbies. “You can hear the bell throughout the church, even in the sanctuary,” said Bob Durr, 58, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. “Hopefully, the sound will inspire others to come and join the effort.” The first round of the program — it kicked off Jan. 16 and ended April 24 — included 43 Trimmers and four Tubbies. The Tubbies gained a collective 9 pounds, and the Trimmers lost a collective 229 pounds. The church collected nearly $3,000 from sponsors. The biggest loser in the group shed 20 pounds. Three participa-

The first of Dr. Marguerite Mosack apps is aimed at dispelling negative thoughts, through a technique that redirects a person’s focus “The Impact of Food on Mood” app will help educate people about how what they’re eating affects the way they feel. The deep-breathing app will demonstrate diaphragmatic breathing, which helps people get more oxygen to their brains. The progressive relaxation app will guide people through tightening and then relaxing their muscles. clude a journal to help people keep track of what they’re eating. The deep-breathing app will demonstrate diaphragmatic breathing, which helps people get more oxygen to their brains. The progressive relaxation app will guide people through tightening and then relaxing their muscles. “If I want you to relax and tell you to think a peaceful thought, I could get a certain amount of relaxation. If I have you tighten your muscles first and then relax them, I get much deeper relaxation,” Mosack said. Each of the apps will be available for $2.99. The first one to launch should be available for Android use already today. It can be found in the app store, if you search under “Flip Head” or “Mosack.”

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A table with various health and diet information is set up in the hallway at the Trinity United Church of Christ for interested church members and participants in the church’s Trinity Trimmers program, in Akron, Ohio. The program is part of a health initiative with Summa Western Reserve Hospital that is designed to improve the physical and spiritual health of participants and raise money for the church via their pledges for each pound lost.

nts lost between 15 and 19.5 pounds; 10 lost between 10 and 14.5 pounds; eight lost between 5 and 9.5 pounds; six lost between1 and 4.5 pounds. Five participants ended the program with no loss or gain and eight gained between 1 and 11 pounds. During the first program, representatives of Summa Western Reserve conducted four hourlong classes to cover health-related issues. The topics were hypertension, respiration (allergies and asthma), nutrition and a session that included blood-pressure checks. Dr. Robert Kent, president and chief executive of Summa West-

ern Reserve, said the hospital will continue to support the program at Trinity. He is hopeful the partnership with Trinity will lead to other opportunities for outreach. “We’re about health care, and we want to support efforts in the community that impact people in a way that helps them improve their lifestyles,” Kent said. “Our goal is to find out what the needs are in the community and to use our resources, our time and expertise to help meet those needs.” During the current round of Trinity Trimmers, which began Nov. 6, the hospital is providing health-related literature and

plans to offer classes to address such specific issues as diabetes, nutrition, hypertension and heart health. Ten teams of three make up the second round of participants at Trinity. One participant is Larry Lee, who co-chairs the program. Lee said the congregation thought about waiting to start the second round until next year to give people a chance to get through the holiday season. He said he believes not waiting was the right choice because it will help participants make healthier choices during a time of year when people typically gain weight. “I know that, on a personal level, when I’m at parties, I think about having to weigh in on Sunday and I watch what I eat,” said Lee, 48, of Akron. “It’s amazing that people have been losing weight during this holiday season, when it’s so easy to put on pounds.” The Rev. Carl P. Wallace, senior pastor at Trinity, said he was stunned by the number of times he heard the bell ring, signaling weight loss, after Thanksgiving. “I thought somebody had dropped the bell, but people had actually lost weight,” Wallace said. “This has been a great program. It’s helping us spread the word that the body of Christ needs to be healthy.”


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Senior Peer Counselor volunteers recently met at Community Counseling Services, Tunkhannock, to celebrate the holiday season as a special thank-you for their dedication to the senior citizens of Wyoming and Luzerne counties. Dr. Rakesh Sharma and Rhoda Tillman, program coordinator, expressed their appreciation for the work of the volunteers. Anyone interested in becoming a Senior Peer Counselor volunteer may call Rhoda Tillman at 836-3118. Enjoying the luncheon buffet are Carlton and Enid Ball.


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Kristi M. Starosta Kristi Marie Starosta, daughter of John and Sherri Starosta, is celebrating her 13th birthday today, Jan. 10. Kristi is a granddaughter of MaryAnn Blazick, Marianne Starosta, the late Ted Blazick and George Starosta, all of Plymouth. She has a brother, Jacob, 10, and a sister, Meghan, 8.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 17 in St. Anthony’s Center. Vic Malinowski will preside and hosts and hostesses will be contacted. Fifty-fifty winners at the last meeting were Maryann Kull, Johanna Malinowski, Jane Mikolosko and Frances Poluske. Kay Haddock won the special bingo game and Marcella Fountain won the jackpot. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip on Jan. 19 to the Sands Casino. Pickups will be in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome. For details call Johanna at 655-2720.

Noah Raymond Schultz, son of Gene and Lisa Schultz, Mountain Top, is celebrating his seventh birthday today, Jan. 10. Noah is a grandson of Jean Schultz, Mountain Top; the late John B. Schultz Jr.; and the late Raymond and Mary Boris. He is a great-grandson of the late Dr. Henry and Ceil Zielinski; the late John B. and Catherine Schultz; the late Anna and Wasil Slawich; and the late Joseph and Ellen Boris.

PITTSTON: Tobyhanna Army Deport retirees will hold their monthly get-together 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, Route 315. All TAD retirees and current employees are welcome. For more information contact Bernie Petrasek at 287-9093, 239-1682, or email

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Jacob L. English, son of Laura and Larry English, Wyoming, is celebrating his ninth birthday today, Jan. 10. Jacob is a grandson of Frank and Barbara Negvesky, Dallas. He has a sister, Jessica Rose, 6, and a brother, Justin Michael, 16 months.

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DALLAS: The volunteer department at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is holding orientations for volunteers, 13 years of age or older, who wish to assist with activities such as bingo, crafts, baking and games. Volunteers are also needed in the beauty shop, therapy department and reception desk. Various days and times are available. Orientations for new volunteers will be held 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 in the Multi-Purpose Room on the first floor of the nursing center. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration deadline is Jan. 16. For more information, or to register, call 570-6758600 ext. 195 or 570-6758600 ext. 115 or email

driver’s license and a check payable to AARP to the first class. AARP members should also bring their membership card. To register for the class, call Boscov’s at 570-823-4141 or Leslie Loomis at 678-7522. Class size is limited.

WILKES-BARRE: The St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria, Barney Street. The meeting will be canceled in the event of snow. Frank Forlin won the springer WILKES-BARRE: AARP is at the last meeting and 50-50 offering driver safety classes 10 winners were Peg Hunter and a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 2 and 10 a.m.-2 Pat Cole. Bakers for the meeting p.m. Feb. 9 in the Community are Peg Hunter, Catherine Room at Boscov’s, 15 S. Main Smith, Betty Reese and Dorothy Street. Both sessions are reRother. Barbara Elgonitis and quired for new students. A reLorraine Loftus received gifts fresher class will be given 2-6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the same location. for their service as presidents of The course is open to anyone. the St. Aloysius and St. Therese senior clubs in 2011. Those who are 60 and older New officers for 2012 were may be eligible for a five percent sworn in at the Christmas party. auto insurance discount for the next three years. Cost is $14 per They are Barbara Elgonitis, president; Mary Aruzzo, vice person or $12 for AARP members. The course must be renew- president; Regina Molitoris, secretary; and Mary Jane Forlin, ed every three years. Students should bring pens, a treasurer.


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Reese Ann Weiss, daughter of A.J. and Ashley Weiss, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., celebrated her sixth birthday Jan. 6. Reese is a granddaughter of Tony and Kathy Weiss, Wilkes-Barre, and Zoe and Frank Miller, New Jersey. She is a great-granddaughter of the late Mike and Helen Simons, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Tony and Doris Weiss, Wilkes-Barre. Reese has a brother, Breckin, 4.

PITTSTON: Pittston Senior Center is offering free blood pressure screenings by representatives from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.The public is invited. Brent Parry from the Department of Trauma at Geisinger Medical Center will present a program on safety at 11 a.m. on Thursday. A few openings remain for the Zumba Gold classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $2 for center members and $3 for non-members. Classes are designed for people 55 years of age or older. To register, contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561. The 2012 Pittston Senior Center Bowling League is now forming. The league will run for 14 weeks and begin on Jan. 20. Bowling will take place at 1:15 p.m. at Modern Lanes, Exeter. Anyone 60 years of age or older is invited to join. A banquet will be held at the end of the season. A special meeting and registration will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday. The center is seeking 4-ply yarn donations. Donations can


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Owen Frank Brown, son of Allen and Nicole Brown, Nanticoke, is celebrating his eighth birthday today, Jan. 10. Owen is a grandson of Albert and Lynn Brown, Nanticoke, and Frank and Susanne Czapla, Alden. He is a great-grandson of Albert and Myrtle Paige, Nanticoke; Bernard Cywinski, Sheatown; the late Arvilla Cywinski; the late Albert and Viola Brown; and the late Frank and Eleanor Czapla. He has a brother, Collin, 9, and two sisters, Allison, 5, and Emersyn, 2.

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On February 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Edwardsville Borough Council is scheduled to consider an Ordinance of the Borough of Edwardsville, Luzerne County, Amending Chapter 15, Section 305 of the Edwardsville Borough Code of Ordinances, Setting Forth Restrictions on Parking in Certain Areas, Setting Forth Penalties for Violations and Establishing Time Limits for the Payment of Parking Fines. A complete text of the Ordinance can be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Edwardsville Borough Building located at 470 Main Street, Edwardsville, Pennsylvania. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the personal contents in the leased space of the individual(s) below will be sold in order to satisfy liens held by Dallas Self Storage. Sealed bids will be accepted on January 10, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Route 309, Dallas, PA 18612 (Across from Frontier Communications) Phone Number 570-675-8833. Unit: J13 Leonard Norfors 314 Loyalville Rd. Dallas, PA 18612 Unit: 0237 Jennifer Shedlock 202 Country Club Apts. Dallas, PA 18612

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Full size 4 wheel drive trucks


for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm


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Gold, Silver, Gold Plated, Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets also Costume Jewelry. GREAT PRICES! Something for every occasion.

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Autos under $5000

FORD `95 F150 4x4. 6 cylinder.

Automatic. 8 ft. modified flat bed. 90k miles. Runs great. $4,900 (570) 675-5046 Call after 6:00 p.m.

Highest Prices Paid!!!

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

HAWK `11 125CC

Auto, key start, with reverse & remote control. $950. OBO 570-674-2920


NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,695 takes it away. 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre

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Autos under $5000

CHEVY `00 BLAZER 2 door. New brakes,

shocks & exhaust. Tires fairly new. 92,561 miles. Asking $3,600 or best offer (570) 823-0881


2WD V6. Regular Cab/6Ft. 5 speed. 113,000 miles. Runs like a champ. Needs some work. $1,400. 570-814-1255

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT 4 cylinder. 5 speed. Sharp economy car! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

PONTIAC ‘00 GRAND AM White. 4 door. 4

cylinder. Auto. AM/FM/CD. 155,000 miles. Extra snow tires on rims. New brake and inspection. Runs very good! $2,500 570-466-7427

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4 Door 3.2 VTEC 6 Cylinder engine Auto with slapstick. Navigation system. 57k miles. Black with Camel Leather interior. Heated Seats. Sun Roof, Excellent condition. Satellite Radio, Fully loaded. $18,000. 570-814-2501


White Diamond 80K original miles, 1 Owner, Garage Kept, Camel Leather Interior, 3.2L / 6 Cylinder, 5-Speed Automatic, Front/Rear & Side Airbags, ABS Navigation System, 8Speaker Surround System, DVD /CD /AM/FM/ Cassette, XM Satellite Radio, Power & Heated Front Seats, Power Door Locks & Windows, Power Moonroof, 4 Snow Tires Included!.... And Much, Much, More! Car runs and looks beautiful $16,500 Firm Call 239-8461

ACURA 06 TSX Leather. Moonroof. $9,880

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale



Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359

10 Malibu LS $11,495 10 Fusion SEL $14,995 09 ESCAPE XLT $11,495 10 SUZUKI SX4 $12,495 10COBALT SPORTY $9,995 08 RANGER 50K $10,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

BMW `01 X5

4.4i. Silver, fully loaded, tan leather interior. 1 owner. 103k miles. $8,999 or best offer. Call 570-814-3666

BMW `07 328xi

Black with black interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $20,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

Auto. CD Player. $9,440

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Metallic gray, sunroof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 50k miles. $16,995 or trade. (570) 639-5329


Lots of extras including leather & factory remote start. $10,999

BMW `99 M3

Convertible with Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $11,500 OBO. 570-466-2630


Well equipped. Power locks & windows. Auto. A/C. Excellent condition. 64k miles. Asking $6,200. Call 570-829-0886

CADILLAC ‘06 STS AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 55,000 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $16,500 570-881-2775


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 4,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell $45,900 570-299-9370


875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

CHEVY ‘11 MALIBU LT Moonroof. 7K miles. $15,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


SS2. Fully load, V8, jewel red with white stripes on hood & trunk, list price is $34,500, Selling for $29,900. Call 570-406-1974

CHRYSLER `06 300

4 door sedan in perfect condition. Full service records. All luxury options and features. 25.5 MPG. $12,800. Call 570-371-1615



Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $5900. 570-991-5558

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Beautiful, 4 door. Power steering & brakes. 8 cylinder. Excellent condition. $3,000. Negotiable. 570-762-3504

Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651


560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. $6,495. OBO. 570-822-6785


A6 station wagon. 143k miles. 3rd row seating. $2,800 or best offer. Call 570-861-0202

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In House Only. Minimum purchase of a dozen.

Wednesday-Sunday Open at 4 pm

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AUCTIONS BY MARVA 213 EAST LUZERNE AVE., LARKSVILLE Wednesday, January 11 at 4:30pm

Furniture, Hand & Power Tools, Glassware, Toys, Vintage Radios, Radio Tubes & much more. Hall Is full As Always! AUCT: Marva Myslak AU-3247L For Information: 570-822-8249 WWW.AUCTIONZIP.COM ID #3473



412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale




1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

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11 AUDI S5 QUATTRO CONVERTIBLE Sprint blue/black, tan leather, auto, 7 speed, turbo, 330 HP, Navigation, AWD 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE, blue, auto V6 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 07 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, navy blue, auto, alloys 07 CHRYSLER 300 LTD, AWD, silver, grey leather 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 06 NISSAN MAXIMA SE silver, V6, sunroof 06 DODGE STRATUS SXT, red 05 DODGE NEON SXT, red, 4 cyl, auto 05 CHEVY IMPALA LS burgundy, tan leather, sunroof 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 05 CHEVY MALIBU MAXX, white, grey leather, sunroof 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SL, 3.5 white, black leather, sun roof 03 VW JETTA GLS, black, auto, sunroof 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 02 MUSTANG GT, V8, green, black leather, 5 speed 01 CHEVY LUMINA LS, 4 door, burgundy, 72K 01 VW JETTA GLS, green, auto, 4 cyl 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 00 PLYMOUTH NEON purple, 4 door, auto 98 MAZDA MILLENIA green 98 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, black


08 JEEP COMPASS SPORT, silver, 4 cyl, auto, 4x4 08 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, white, 5.7 Hemi, 4 door, 4x4 08 CADILLAC ESCALADE black, black leather, 3rd seat, navigation, 4x4 07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LTD, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 DODGE DURANGO SLT, blue, 3rd seat 4x4 07 CHEVY UPLANDER silver, 7 passenger mini van 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, blue grey leather, 7 pax mini van 06 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR XLS, AWD, blue auto, V6 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 FORD F150 XLT, extra cab, truck, black, V8, 4x4 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, blue, grey leather, 4x4 05 BUICK RANIER CXL gold, tan, leather, sunroof (AWD) 04 DODGE DAKOTA Club cab, black, auto, V-8, 4x4 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 4x4 black, black leather, 3rd seat, 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 04 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS, pewter silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 7 passenger, mini van, gold, AWD 02 CHEVY 2500 HD reg. cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 F150 SUPERCREW XLT, green, 4 door, V8, 4x4 truck 00 GMC SIERRA SLE, extra cab, pewter silver, V8, 4x4, truck 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO SE, silver, V6, 4x4 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK


Leather. Heated seats. DVD Player. $11,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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DODGE `02 DURANGO SLT all All power, 4.7,

leather, 7 passenger, running boards, 80,000 miles, CD player, new tires. $6,500. 570-877-9896


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘10 Dodge Caravan SXT 32K. Silver-Black. Power slides. Factory warranty. $17,299 ‘09 Jeep Libery Limited Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,799 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,999 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42k, 5 speed, AWD. Factory warranty. $13,199 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4, Regular Cab, 63K, Factory Warranty $13,199 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,599 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,599 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner, just traded, 65K. $12,799 ‘05 Suzuki Verona LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,299 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,799 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

DODGE `02 NEON SXT. 4 door. Auto-

matic. Yellow with black interior. Power windows & locks. FWD. $3,500. Call 570-709-5677 or 570-819-3140


V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1 owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556


Excellent condition inside & out. Garage kept. Regularly serviced by dealer, records available. Option include alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, sport seats, interior accent lighting (blue), Nose mask and custom cut floor mats. Dark grey with black interior. 56K highway miles. REDUCED! $13,300. Call 570-709-4695

HONDA 07 FIT Auto. 4 door. Keyless entry. Hatchback. $10,999


875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

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412 Autos for Sale

LEXUS 03 ES300


Well equipped, including leather.


875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243




MARZAK MOTORS 601 Green Ridge St, Scranton


CHEVY ‘05 AVEO, 4 door, silver, auto, 79k miles $3,995 CHRYSLER ‘04 SEBRING TOURING, silver, 4 door, auto, 139k miles, loaded $3,995 FORD ‘04 TARUS SE, 4 door, white/gray cloth interior, all power options $ FORD ‘03 WINDSTAR, green exterior, tan cloth interior, power options, front/rear A/C-heat $3,995 DODGE ‘00 DURANGO, black/tan, 4 door, 4x4, 3rd seat, loaded, 146k miles $3,995 LINCOLN ‘00 TOWNCAR, leather interior, 4 door, loaded with options $3,995


570-955-5792 MAZDA 3 ‘08

Extra clean. 5 speed. 41K miles $13,999

KELLY 875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

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NISSAN `08 XTERRA Grey, Mint condition.

35K miles. New, allseason tires. Sirius radio. 2 sets of mats, including cargo mats. $18,400. Call 570-822-3494 or 570-498-0977


Museum kept, never driven, last Cutlass off the GM line. Crimson red with black leather interior. Every available option including sunroof. Perfect condition. 300 original miles. $21,900 or best offer. Call 570-650-0278


White. New manual transmission & clutch. Front wheel drive. 165k highway miles. Great on gas. Good condition, runs well. $3,000 or best offer 570-331-4777


Low miles. AWD. $13,860

Highest Prices Paid!!



HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $3900 570-991-5558


4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

LEXUS `01 ES 300

80,000 miles, excellent condition, all options. Recently serviced. New tires. $9,300. 570-388-6669

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE 2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999


560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

PORSCHE `85 944

Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803 SUZUKI ‘10 SX4 4x4 6,000 miles. $14,000. ‘08 Ford F250, 4x4 4,000 miles, 4 door, 8 foot bed/with or without plow. $45,000. All showroom new! 570-826-0200 or 570-868-3968

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT 112K miles. Blue, 5

speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

TOM DRIEBE 570-350-4541

9 S. Keyser Ave Taylor, PA 18517 Where Taylor meets Old Forge 02 Dodge 1500 RAM Conversion Van Fully equipped. See the USA in this beauty. 90K. Only $6,775 05 Chevy Tahoe This beauty is fully equipped & almost brand new. Reduced $17,850 99 Buick Century Custom 4 door. Air. Auto. New inspection. Gold in color. Only $2,375 01 Chevy Impala 4 door. V6. Air. Auto. Alloys. Like new. Bright Red. $4,675 11 Ford Tarus SE 4 door. Air. Auto. Alloys. Just traded. Now $3,975 00 Pontiac Grand Pre V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Moonroof. Local Trade. Just $5,875 02 Chrysler Sebring LXI 2 door. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. A true sports car! 60K. Now $5,775 02 Buick Century Custom 4 door. V6. Auto. Air. Leather. 70K. Like New. $5,775 01 Pontiac Montana Van V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 3rd row seating. Nice! $3,975 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cylinder. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. New Inspection. Only $3,475 95 Chevy Blazer V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. New inspection. Only $2,875 94 Oldsmobile Royale 88 4 door. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 60K. Inspected. $3,475


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TOYOTA 07 CAMRY LE Low miles. One owner. $12,750

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CHEVY`75 CAMARO 350 V8. Original

owner. Automatic transmission. Rare tuxedo silver / black vinyl top with black naugahyde interior. Never damaged. $6,000. Call 570-489-6937


STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

Rumble Seat. Professionally Restored. Ford Blue with tan canvas top. $15,225 570-339-1552 after 5:00pm


Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $2,300 or best offer 570-693-3263 Ask for Paul

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272


6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. Florida car. $1500. 570-899-1896


560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Keyless entry, well equipped including alloy wheels $12,999


875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S Auto. 4 Cylinder. $14,629

Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200 • All original

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727


560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

VOLKSWAGEN `09 Beetle. Excellent condition. $16,500. CHEVY EQUINOX ‘05. Very good shape, new brakes. $13,000 (570) 262-8863

VOLVO `06 XC90

AWD, navigation, 2 DVD’s, white/beige leather seats, heated front seat, 7 passenger, all power options, moon roof, 70K miles. Balance of 100,000 mile warranty. Must see to appreciate! $19,850. TRADE WELCOME. 570-829-3929 20 Scott St, Wilkes-Barre

VOLVO `95 940 STATIONWAGON Looks and runs like new. Sun roof, CD loader, all power. 98,000 miles, $2,950, OBO 570-702-6023


Runs good, air, automatic, fair shape. $1,800. 347-693-4156

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All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322


17’ box. Excellent running condition. Very Clean. $4,300. Call 570-287-1246



HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 Electra Glide, Ultra Classic, many chrome accessories, 13k miles, Metallic Emerald Green. Garage kept, like new condition. Includes Harley cover. $12,900 570-718-6769 570-709-4937


Blue pearl, excellent condition, 3,100 miles, factory alarm with extras. $10,500. or best offer. Tony 570-237-1631

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348

HONDA ‘84 XL200R

8,000 original miles, excellent condition. $1,000. 570-379-3713



DAELIM 20064,700 150 CCs.

miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03 NIGHTTRAIN New rear tire. Very good condition. 23K miles. $8,500. Call 570-510-1429

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

Excellent condition garage kept! Golden Anniversary - silver/black. New Tires. Extras. 19,000 miles. Must Sell! $10,000. 570-639-2539

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


92 V-twin, 1507 cc, extras $6000. 570-883-9047

442 RVs & Campers


Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202


CHEVROLET `07 EQUINOX AWD LT Maroon with gray

interior. Remote start, cruise, AC, tilt wheel, power windows & locks, AM/FM/CD. New inspection. New tires, brakes and routers. Well maintained car. Will provide CarFax & maintenance records. $9,500 (570) 332-6728

CHEVROLET `08 EQUINOX LT AWD. 92,000 miles.

V6. Silver. CD changer. Power locks. Keyless entry. $12,000 (570) 814-0462


1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park


2WD. Extra cab. Highway miles. Like new! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $19,995

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD 01 F150 XLT Extra cab. 2

wheel drive. 5 speed. 6 cylinder. Like new! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999

KELLY 875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park


$5,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


R/T. AWD. Alloys. $14,880

AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $10,750. Call 570-474-6028

HONDA 06 CRV SE Leather & Moonroof. $14,990

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX AWD. 1 owner. $17,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD ‘97 F150 4X4 Auto. V6. New

inspection! $4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park


seats. Extra Clean! $3,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD 02 F150

Extra Cab. 6 Cylinder, 5 speed. Air. 2WD. $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $13,450

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park


Black Beauty! $6,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

AFFORDABLE FEES Divorce DUI Adoption BANKRUPTCY debt relief agency helping people file bankruptcy IRS Tax Disputes Attorney Marjorie Barlow 570-344-6543



Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796


DIVORCE No Fault $295 Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park


2 door. 4x4. 6 cylinder. Auto. Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

LEXUS `06 GX 470


Attorney Services

Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B ESTATE PLANNING /ADMINISTRATION

Real Estate & Civil Litigation Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

LEXUS 08 RX350

Navigation. Back up camera. 45K miles. 4 WD. $11,999


875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243


V6. CD Player. 1 owner vehicle!! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT Supercharged

59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130


Cypress Pearl with ivory leather interior. Like new condition, garage kept. All service records. All options including premium audio package, rear climate control, adjustable suspension, towing package, rear spoiler, Lexus bug guard. 52,000 miles.


(570) 237-1082

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

Too many options to list. Runs & looks excellent. $10,995 570-655-6132 or 570-466-8824

Sport Utility 4 door pickup. 68K. AWD. 4 cylinder. 2.5 Litre engine. 165hp. Bedliner & cover. Premium Sound. $10,700. Call 570-474-9321 or 570-690-4877


85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.



Auto Parts


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SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518



560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

GMC `05 SAVANA 1500 Cargo Van.

price! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Auto. V6 Vortec. Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $5,500 or best offer 570-823-8196

Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

Only 29K miles! $16,495


25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995




1,100 cc. 1,900 miles. Full dress. Shaft driven. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $6000. Health Problems. Call 570-654-7863

CADILLAC `99 GMC ‘98 SIERRA 3500 4WD Stake Side, ESCALADE 350 V8, Auto. 97k miles. Black 75,000 miles on current engine. 12' wood bed, body, tires, interior good. Excellent running condition. New generator, starter, battery. Just tuned and inspected. $6,900. Call 570-656-1080


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Auto Services


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TIRES & RIMS Timberline tires on rims, 205/75-15 $200 or best offer. 570-823-0881

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Auto Parts



Auto Parts

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FREE STATE INSPECTION AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR! *Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends JANUARY 31, 2012.

CALL NOW 823-8888 1-800-817-FORD Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Plains

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

TOYOTA 02 TACOMA 4WD. SR5. TRD. V-6. $11,425

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Only 13K miles! Remote Starter. $19,995

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457 Wanted to Buy Auto

ALL JUNK CAR & TRUCKS WANTED Highest Prices Paid In Cash!!! FREE REMOVAL Call V&G Anytime 288-8995

507 Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage Professionals


Rundle Real Estate 40 N. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top, PA On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 7:00pm. For more information and to make a Reservation to attend please call: 570-474-2231 extension 32 RSVP 01/16/2012


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades



Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation is looking for the following positions:


- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 401K - Quarterly Safety Bonus - Paid Holidays - Paid Vacation

Apply within or online: GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation 8283 Hwy 29 Montrose, PA 18801 570-278-7118 www. gassearchdrilling. com

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Position open in survey department. Ideal candidate would be experienced/trained in survey field procedures and AutoCAD 2011 survey drafting techniques. Working knowledge of Trimble GPS Equipment, TDS Data Collection & Microsoft Office a plus. Full time position with a Dynamic firm expanding in Northeast Pa. We offer a competitive salary with full Benefits including but not limited to health insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, Salary commensurate with experience. Send all replies, e-mail, or fax in confidence to: Reilly Associates 49 S. Main Street, Suite 200 Pittston, PA 18640 Fax:(570) 654-6880 cgmiter@reilly EOE/M/F/V/H

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Greater Nanticoke Area School District is seeking two (2) Assistant Track Coaches for the Spring of 2012. Clearances must be approved before hiring. Send letter of interest, resume, and letters of recommendation to: Anthony Perrone, Superintendent, Greater Nanticoke Area School District, 427. Kosciuszko St. Nanticoke, PA 18634 Jeff Kozlofski President Attest: Cindy Donlin, Secretary

WELDING TEACHER needed at the

Hazleton Area Career Center for grades 10-12. Permanent, full time, start as soon as possible. Minimum 3 years welding experience, AWS certification required, excellent communication skills required. Submit resume, references, and teaching application to: Dr. Francis X. Antonelli, Acting Superintendent of Schools, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd St. Hazleton, PA 18202. EOE. Acts 34, 114, 151 and physical exam required of successful candidate. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Starting rate: $21/hour. Must be physically fit and reliable with a friendly attitude. Call Monday-Friday 1pm4pm. 570-477-5818

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health


Now accepting applications for Per Diem

CNAs Immediate openings available, Do not delay apply today! Great Pay, Shift Differentials & Benefits For more information or to apply please contact 877-339-6999 x1 or 570-735-2973. Email resumes to Walk in applicants welcome to apply at 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke


Gerrity’s Supermarkets currently has an immediate opening for a Day Shift Professional Cook. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in Banquet style and Production Cooking. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package. Apply at: 2020 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming or at: E.O.E


Experienced only Full time. Day 1 benefits - Medical, Dental, Eye. 401k program Meal plans. Apply in person from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Red Lobster 10 East End Center Wilkes-Barre or Apply Online at


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


WE’RE BUSY! We have Part Time Day Shift Openings For Weekdays (9AM - 5PM or 10AM-6PM)

This is fast-paced physical work requiring the ability to clean cars and make windows sparkle. If you enjoy cars, working in a first class facility and a team atmosphere, you’ll earn above average pay and free car washes. We can work around school schedules or work with your availability. Apply in person at the area’s finest car wash!

Orloski’s Wash & Lube

295 Mundy St. Behind the W.V. Mall


Janitorial/ Cleaning

Daytime - Part time hours. Must have valid PA driver’s license and HS diploma/GED. Report to work in Centermoreland. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-3334548.


Dependable and reliable. Must have transportation. 15-20 hours/week. Call 570-820-3436 or 570-436-7212


518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

TEAM MEMBER Part time. 17 hours/week Evenings. $8.80/hour. Driver’s license required. Call 696-9058. Leave message.


JOIN A WINNING TEAM Customer Service Supervisor Vector Security, Inc this region’s most respected name in the security alarm industry is expanding its Customer Service Team. If you thrive on helping people and if you want to make a difference at work, then we are the work place that you are looking for! We offer full time positions with an exceptional benefit package: • Competitive Wages • Paid Training • Medical and Dental • Disability • Tuition Reimbursement • Prescription Plan • 401K with Company Matching Our qualifications for joining this winning team include good oral and written communication skills, above average computer skills, answering escalated customer calls. Qualified candidates MUST be flexible and have prior supervisory experience in a call center environment. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. A complete background check and drug screen is required. Send cover letter and resume to:

HR Manager Vector Security 23 Casey Avenue; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Fax: 970-6232 Email:


Logistics/ Transportation

LOOKING TO GROW DRIVERS WANTED! CDL Class A Regional and OTR Routes Home daily Benefit package includes: paid holiday and vacation; health, vision, and dental coverage. Candidates must be 23 years of age with at least 2 years tractor trailer experience. Drivers paid by percentage. Applications can be filled out online at www.cds or emailed to jmantik@cds or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738

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Education/ Training




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RESIDENTIAL CLEANING TEAMMATE Monday-Friday. 8:30-4. Car needed. Mileage paid. (570) 299-5257 merrymaids1178@


Logistics/ Transportation


Van drivers for school children. Start immediately. Part time. Apply: 197 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 GENERAL

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS West Side, semi re-

tired & home makers welcome, will train. 570-288-8035

Workers Full Time week on / week off (including 7 asleep overnight shifts) working with intellectual disabilities in a community home in the WilkesBarre area. Experience is helpful, paid training is provided. Valid drivers license is required. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at (570) 829-3671. Starting Salary is $22,048 + benefits Drug free workplace. EOE

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Allied Services InHome Services Division has a Full-time Evening shift position available in Luzerne County. Minimum of one (1) year home care experience required. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k and more. PartTime, hours are also available. If interested, please apply online at: www. or call Trish Tully at 570-348-2237. Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Allied Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NURSE CASE MANAGER For hospital in Wilkes-Barre Area. Full time. Email resume to rsimon@mri-corp. com or contact Rich Simon 800600-3638 ext. 300

NURSING POSITIONS RN Full-Time LPN CNA with benefits

All shifts available Apply in person to: Kingston Commons 615 Wyoming Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 570-288-5496 Or e-mail resume to: CParsons@ E.O.E. Drug free workplace


A full time position is available at the Shickshinny Health Care Center, Shickshinny, PA. Please go to, click on: employment opportunities, then job openings. EOE M/F/V/H AA


Part time position available in Forty Fort plastic surgery office. Fax resume to 570-288-4080.




Spa Hospitality Team; Nail Tech/ Cosmetologist; Laundry Specialist The Woodhouse Day Spa is currently hiring for part-time front desk staff, part-time laundry specialist and fulltime nail tech/cosmetologist. All positions require outstanding customer service skills and must be available days, evenings and Saturdays. Please apply in person at the spa Monday-Friday 9-6. 387 Wyoming Ave. Kingston EOE


Part Time. Car needed. Mileage Paid. Cook’s Pharmacy Shavertown Call 570-674-3602 Between the hours of 8am-4pm




FOR PROFESSIONALS • Marketing • Customer Service • IT • Compliance • Claims • Enrollment Hiring managers will be available to meet with qualified candidates interested in career opportunities in:

• Analytics • Management • Information Technology

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Quality Inn and Suites 880 Kidder St. Wilkes-Barre Pre-Register at

630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.


LAPTOP dell dual core laptop loaded, win7/office 10/wifi. Excellent. 120 hd + bag + warranty $225. Dell 4300 tower system: xp, dvd, cdrw, keyboard + mouse + monitor. Good basic setupready to go-loaded fresh. Warranty $50. 570-862-2236

LAPTOP Used Gateway P4 XP Pro 3Ghz w/1 Gig RAM, 80Gig HD, DVD Burner and 15” Screen. Loaded with Office 2007. $225. 283-2552



Antiques & Collectibles

TMG Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our People are Experts. Our Solutions are Innovative. Our Technology is Visionary.


in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent. Full time and weekend programs are available.

FCCY 1-800-747-3807 EOE


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


with good people skills. Part time. Call EFO Furniture 570-823-2182 10am - 6pm

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Training/ Instruction


White Haven Veterinary Hospital & The Pocono Pet Lodge is seeking an experienced trainer to teach classes, and conduct private consultations. Candidates should be experienced in reward-based training; proven knowledge of learning theory and application; Certification preferred. Send resumes to Nancy at nchulock@




Full time. Wholesale distributor requires person for delivery to retail dealers + general warehouse duties. Clean driving record required. Benefits include: Paid Health Insurance & Vacation. No Phone Calls Please Apply in person at GALLAGHER FLORAL SUPPLY 10 Gallagher Drive Plains, PA (Behind M&T Bank)


Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 COCA COLA coke Nascar racing helmet neon store display sign ,13” L x 8”W x 9”. wide, new in box $125. 570-735-6638 COINS. Walking Liberty halves, 1936D, 1939P,1939S,1938p1947p $80. 570-287-4135




Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 COFFEE MACHINES 2 Braun Tassimo coffee machinesgently used, work great $30 each. Call 570-239-2380 MICROWAVE new condition. White $25. 570-301-8844 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke


Baby Items

CHANGING TABLE: Graco great condition $30. Chicco port a crib $20. 570-301-8844 IKEA NURSERY SET armoire, crib, dresser/changing table $150.570-696-3458

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130


Building Materials

DECK treated wood. you pick up FREE Harding area. 570-287-8410


Cemetery Plots/Lots


May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596



Business Opportunities

BEER & LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE LUZERNE COUNTY $22,000 For More Info Call 570-332-1637 or 570-332-4686


INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO Quote from current Franchisee, “I started with a small investment & I have grown my business over 600%. It definitely changed my life and I would recommend Jan-Pro.” * Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income * Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs * Accounts available throughout WilkesBarre & Scranton


LOTS FOR SALE 6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY

724 Cellular Phones

APPLE IPHONE 4 S Brand new with

64GB Memory and Apple iPad 2, 64GB with wifi-3g this are factory unlocked with Complete accessories (Well packed & sealed in original company box) and can be used with any network provider of your choice Email: or skype: wg.fields for more information.


Exercise Equipment

TREADMILL Lifestyler Expanse 2000 0-10 MPH speed, 2.5 hp motor, power incline, programmable speed & incline. Paid $1,000. Sacrifice for $400. 570-675-4777

744 Expert Solutions for Government Sponsored Health Plans.

Computer Equipment & Software

Furniture & Accessories

BED FRAME full size, headboard, maple, good condition $50. 570-824*5114 after 4pm BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! CAPTAIN bed, twin maple, headboard, 2 large drawers on side & 4 small in back $100. 570256-7943 or 570266-9155 (cell) COUCH & sleeper loveseat, blue print, fair condition $50 for both 696-0187 COUCH rattan with pink floral cushions, used in TV room like new, 2 glass top tables to match & 1 accent round table. All like new. 570-779-9464


SOFA matching sofa & chair and a half, good condition $350 for both. Coffee table, 2 end tables $200 for all 3 tables. 239-2376


* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR used, wooden with blue cushions good condition asking $25. LGLUV300B Kompressor upright bagless vacuum cleaner brand new in unopened box with warranty asking $249. Ario Led 22” HDTV with remote brand new in unopened box with warranty asking $199. 675-0005 KITCHEN SET solid light wood with white legs, excellent condition, asking $125. 570-639-3151 LAMPS set of 2 brass table lamps with cream color shades. Paid $85 each asking $50 for pair. Great condition. Call 474-0753 LIFT CHAIR by Pride, like new $500.-824-0999


We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898


Business/ Strategic Management


PEARLS 16” cultured pearls, 14 K white gold clasp by Exquisite in original box with paperwork. $50. 570-674-0340

758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

DISHES: Phaltzcraft Yorktown, service for 16, salt & pepper, butter dish, creamer & sugar bowl, asking $75. May be splitCall after 2pm 570-868-3866

LUGGAGE Samsonite Spinner 21” carry on asking $70. 570-825-5440

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

NASCAR FANS large family album with stories & mementos of most famous racing families. Published2007. $15. Jim 655-9474



SOLID PAVER BRICKS for side walks, red with variations. Approximate 936 available. $0.30 each. Call 696-1267.


NOBODY Pays More

SNOW BLOWER Ariens Model SS 322, electric start $175. 570-574-9633



Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!


Medical Equipment

Education/ Training


Education/ Training


PERFIT incontinence Underwear Size X-L 14 per package $5 each. 288-3079

We are looking for qualified, dedicated individuals to join the Head Start Team: Full Time Preschool TEACHER, Edwardsville, AAS/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education REQUIRED; Part Time ASSISTANT TEACHERS, Pittston; Full Time REGIONAL NURSE, Nanticoke area. Visit our website at for more details. Qualified candidates must possess current clearances: ACT 34 PA State Police Criminal Record Check, ACT 151 Child Abuse History and FBI Fingerprints. Send resume/cover letter, 3 written letters of reference and proof of education, copy of degree/transcripts/license to LCHS, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 540, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0540; Email; Fax #570-829-6580. E.O.E. M/F/V/H. NO PHONE CALLS.

WHEEL CHAIR electric Golden Compass SLA/AGM Gel Cell Used 2 times. Asking $750. or best offer. 704-7224 WHEELCHAIR electric model number 1170 Jazzy XL Plus Pride Mobility only used 4 times. Asking $800. or best offer. 570-814-1105

758 Miscellaneous

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted


Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

McCann School of Business & Technology is seeking immediate part-time day/evening Instructors at our New Wilkes-Barre Campus for the following programs:


570-574-1275 ANTIQUE ice cream scoop with wooden handle, over 70 years old, sell for $20. Poetry original one of kind framed by Greenleaf Whitier with leather bound book dated 1883 mint condition. $300. 2 poplar science magazine over 60 years old sell both $25. Tub white claw foot over 70 years old 5’L, 29” W & 15 1/2” deep $295. Genuine Sheep skin car bucket seat coverslike new both $50 570-779-9464.


Please send resume to: No Phone Calls please

548 Medical/Health

BEDLINER & tailgate cover, 5 star, over rail, 7’ bed, great condition, off 83 Ranger, fits others, White Haven. $50. 570-443-9766

Visiting Angels is seeking experienced Caregivers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Short and Long shifts available. Regular duties of a Caregiver may include: • Providing companionship •Assisting with bathing, dressing and grooming • Running errands and providing transportation • Light housekeeping such as laundry, dishes and vacuuming • Meal preparation • Medication reminders. We offer flexibility, competitive wages, and a friendly and supportive staff.

HELMET snowmobile $15. Motorcycle helmet $15. very good condition. 570-287-0023

Come join the Visiting Angels team and make a difference! Call 570-270-6700 or email

POPCORN BUTTER SERVER automatic $295. 570-636-3151

Business/ Strategic Management

548 Medical/Health

Do you wake up every day excited about what you do for a living? Did you become a Caregiver because you have a true calling to care for those who need help? If you answered yes, call Visiting Angels today! We have opportunities for you.

CANES & walking/ hiking sticks made from slippery maple trees, different shapes & sizes, 30+ available $4 & $5. each. CHRISTMAS ITEMS & household items over 200 available, flowers, vases, wreaths, lights, glasses, knick-knacks, lamps, candles, 4 piece luggage set, electric watches, belt trimmer all for $55. 570-735-2081.


Auto Parts


Machinery & Equipment

SNOW THROWER Ariens 7hp electric start, tire chains, 24” cut just serviced, runs well $395. 570-636-3151

Auto Parts


752 Landscaping & Gardening

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER double doors, top & bottom gorgeous oriental piece, cranberry, gold hand painted design, brass hardware $800. 570-693- 2570


Furniture & Accessories


Business/ Strategic Management


Business/ Strategic Management

Vice President of Circulation Impressions Media, a local multimedia company, has an immediate opening for Vice President of Circulation. The position reports directly to the President of the company. As a multimedia company, Impressions Media publishes its flagship publication, The Times Leader, as well as several other print publications. The digital business comprises several news websites as well as marketing/advertising products for the small to midsize business locally and nationally. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in growing newspaper circulation and providing top-notch delivery service to our subscribers. Experience with postal and ABC audit regulations is a must. Marketing experience would be an added advantage.



KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 Designer Clothes at Discount prices. Your favorite current styles. Convenient, local fashions, with no shipping or return hassles. Wed., Fri. & Sat. 11 - 5 Thurs. 12 - 6 100 Wyoming Ave. Wyoming, PA

Send cover letter with resume and salary history to or to:

Human Resources Impressions Media 15 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

No Telephone Calls Please!

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.






758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

776 Sporting Goods

COAL STOVE large round type good used condition $300. Dehumidifer Westinghouse 30 pint, good condition $75, Snapper 17” cut gas snow blower good condition $150. Coal stove small potbelly type good condition $200. Tailgate 8898 Chevy fullsize pickup good condition $75. Lund sunvisor 88-98 Chevy /GMC fullsize pickup with hardware $75 Call after 3pm 570-655-3197


GOLF CLUBS Callaway X-20 Flighted 5.5 iron set 4-PW steel shafts $125 Ben Hogan BH-5 iron set 3-PW graphite shafts $75. Taylor Made Burner 2.0, 6 iron, new. $35.498-4556

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566 Sales/Business Development

EXPERIENCED SALESPERSON We are in need of a self starter to join our team and grow with us. If you think you have what it takes, apply today!

SEWING MACHINE Columbia commercial blind stitch, good condition. $200. 655-0404 TV STAND black, glass shelves top & bottom 44”l x 22”w x 20”h, like new condition $75. 570-654-8520 VACUUM CLEANER The Garry with attachments, 4 extra bags $70. 570-824-0999


Musical Instruments

DRUM SET WJM Percussion 5-piece complete with cymbals & throne, metallic blue, like new. $200. firm Radio Shack MD1121 synthesizer/ piano with stand, like new, $90. 570-574-4781

Equal Opportunity Employer All applications confidential

Televisions/ Accessories

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with 27” tv, hardly used. $75. 570-287-0023 TV - FREE -58" Magnavox on stand with remote; needs color adjustment. 570-333-4325 TV BRACKETS, wall mount, 1 holds large set $39. 1 for smaller set $29. 570-636-3151


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GOLF BAG, Precise professional, black/ navy standup bag, putter tube, ball holder, 6 pockets in excellent condition. $20. 570-696-1267.

566 Sales/Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory



for Your Gold, Silver, Scrap Jewelry, Sterling Flatware, Diamonds, Old High School Rings, Foreign & American Paper Money & Coins. WE WILL BEAT PRICES! We Buy Tin and Iron Toys, Vintage Coke Machines, Vintage Brass, Cash Registers, Old Costume Jewelry, Slot Machines, Lionel Trains & Antique Firearms. IF YOU THINK IT’S OLD BRING IT IN, WE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE. COME SEE US AT 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

The Video Game Store 28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908


TV Phillips 32” HD wide screen, flat front, tube $50. 570-696-0187 TV Sylvania 15” LCD TV/DVD 6 tear $35. 570-696-0187



RETROFIT LASER guide for most 10” miter saws, works great! $10. call 570-696-1267

786 Toys & Games

Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,

The Video Game Store

LEAP FROG EXPLORER/Leap Pad game “Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg” NIB $15; Rockin’ Rider Lucky the Talking plush spring ride-on horse-brand new, assembled, not used paid $130. sell for $75 OBO Call 570-239-2380


1150 S. Main Scranton Mon - Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929

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BLU-RAY PLAYERS with streaming video, wifi, remote, manual, 1 Sony, 1 Sharp $25 each. Curtis 13.3” LCD TV remote, manual $20 Both like new. 570-833-2598

& GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks

CAMERA VIDEO JVC with extra cassettes. Used once for wedding. Cost $800. sell for $100. 570-779-9464





KITTENS, FREE, brothers, overloveables, bonded must go together to responsible home. Loves people, cats. Sweethearts. Urgent transport. 570-299-7146



(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

Highest Cash Pay Outs Guaranteed Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorworld

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KITTENS 3 orange males, 1 black male, 1 black female. Born September 15th . FREE to good homes. 606-9090

548 Medical/Health

puppies. AKC registered. Parents on site. Taking deposits. Ready 02/08/12. $1,000 each. 570-417-7513


1 Male remaining. AKC Registered. Tail docked. 1st shots. $650. Ready now. Call 570-821-5635

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OSA, CERF. Excellent blood lines. Good temperament. Blacks. Ready now. $400/each (570) 888-1451

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Adorable ACA registered fawn pug puppies. Shots, wormed, and vet checked. 5 female and 2 male. Ready to go 01/08/12. $450. 570-837-3243

Shots Current. $500 570-250-9690

Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877


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basic skills. Classes starting 1/21 & 1/22. Adults & Puppies. Call Mary at 570-332-4095 for more info.

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400 Shrine View Elegant & classic stone & wood frame traditional in superb location overlooking adjacent Irem Temple Country Club golf course. Living room with beamed ceiling & fireplace; large formal dining room; cherry paneled sunroom; 4 bedrooms with 3 full baths & 2 powder rooms. Oversized in-ground pool. Paved, circular drive. $550,000 MLS# 11-939 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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1100 Walnut Street Great starter or investment home. Nice neighborhood. Property sold in as is condition. MLS#11-215. $23,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770


314 Packer St. Remodeled 3 bedroom with 2 baths, master bedroom and laundry on 1st floor. New siding and shingles. New kitchen. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3174 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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1215 Mountain Rd. Well maintained ranch home set on 2 acres with apple trees on property. This home offers 3 bedrooms, sunroom & enclosed porch. Lower level with brick fireplace. 2 car garage. $172,500 MLS# 11-2436 Call Geri 570-696-0888





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39 Prospect St • Nanticoke 566 Sales/Business Development

Part-Time Sales Positions We are seeking highly motivated, part-time sales people. The positions consist of inbound and outbound phone calls to businesses discussing websites and online marketing strategies. Performing estimates and follow up are part of the position as well. Candidate Expectations: • Team Player • High Energy • Goal Oriented • Excellent Sales and Customer Service Skills • Self-Motivated • Strong Organizational Skills We are a rapidly growing multi-media and Web design company. We are dedicated to growing the company at the local and national level and are in search of dynamic sales people to help us achieve our goals. We offer a great work environment, competitive wages and lucrative commission plan.

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138 White Birch Ln Charming two story on nice lot features, living room, dining room with hardwoods, modern Oak kitchen, first floor family room, 4 large bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths. Deck overlooking level rear yard. 2 car garage. Gas heat, Central air. (11-3115) $310,000 Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

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1360 Lower Demunds Rd. A grand entrance leads you to this stunning Craftsman style home on 11+ acres complete with pond, stream & rolling meadows. This dramatic home is in pristine condition. The 2 story great room with stone fireplace & warm wood walls is one of the focal points of this home. Offers modern kitchen/baths, formal dining room & family room. Recently built 3 car garage with guest quarters above is a plus. You’ll spend many hours on the large wrap around porch this Fall, Spring & Summer overlooking your estate. Rarely does a home like this come on the market. MLS# 11-1741. $499,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883


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RAMPS pair of aluminum loading ramps for loading quad/lawn tractor, like new $100. KerSun Omni 104 kero heater 18,500 BTUs, good condition $50. 570-574-9633

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211 Hillside One Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. PRICE REDUCED! $210,000 MLS# 10-1221 Call Geri 570-696-0888


23 Rice Court If you've reached the top, live there in this stunning 3,900 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 4 bath home in a great neighborhood. Offers formal living room, dining room, 2 family rooms, florida room, and kitchen any true chef would adore. Picture perfect condition. The basement is heated by a separate system. SELLER PROVIDING HOME WARRANTY. MLS#11-1005 $349,900 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

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56 Wyoming Ave Well maintained 4 bed, 2 bath home located on large .85 acre lot. Features open floor plan, heated 3 season room with hot tub, 1st floor laundry, 2 car garage and much more. 11-3641 Motivated Seller! $179,500 Call Jim Banos COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883


167 Center St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story home with garage and driveway. Newer kitchen and bath. For more info and phot os visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3561 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


DURYEA 314 Edward St

Wonderful neighborhood, 4 bedroom, 10 year old home has it all!. Extra room on first floor, great for mother in law suite or rec room. Modern oak kitchen, living room, central air, in ground pool, fenced yard, attached 2 car garage. Great home! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-3732. $239,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


548 ADAMS ST. Charming, well maintained 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located on a quiet street near Blueberry Hills development. Features modern kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining room, family room with gas stove, hardwood floors in bedrooms, deck, fenced yard and shed. MLS#11-2947 $107,500 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14


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548 Green St. Are you renting?? The monthly mortgage on this house could be under $500 for qualified buyers. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry. Off street parking, deep lot, low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3983 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3071 $319,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


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EXETER 105 Cedar Street Price Reduced! $50,000

FORTY FORT 4 Sunset Court


Great starter home in a great neighborhood, off street parking, upgraded electric, newer roof, replacement windows & 2nd floor laundry. MLS 10-4130 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

Smith Hourigan Group (570) 696-1195

Must see! Located in a private cul-desac. Large enclosed front porch, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. REDUCED! $139,000 MLS 11-2824

Call Kathie 570-288-6654 FORY FORT


577 Nanticoke St. Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 story home in quiet neighborhood. This home features an enclosed patio with hot tub, enclosed front porch, walk up floored attic with electric. 2 coal stoves and much more. All measurements approximate. MLS 10-4645. $80,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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5 Raymond Drive Practically new 8 year old Bi-level with 4 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 baths, garage, fenced yard, private dead end street. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3422 $175,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

906 Homes for Sale JENKINS TWP 2 Owen Street

This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is in the desired location of Jenkins Township. Sellers were in process of updating the home so a little TLC can go a long way. Nice yard. Motivated sellers. MLS 11-2191 $89,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340





619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4079 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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Nice income property conveniently located. Property has many upgrades including all new replacement windows, very well maintained. All units occupied, separate utilities. For more info and photos visit:www.atlas 11-3283. $89,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752



1140 SPRING ST. Large 3 bedroom home with new roof, replacement windows, hardwood floors. Great location! For more information and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2636 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

263 Lawrence St Recently updated, this 4 bedroom home offers modern kitchen with Oak cabinets, 2 baths, deck with a beautiful view of the Valley, fenced in yard and finished lower level. All appliances included. A must see. MLS#11-4434 $ 92,000 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235

274 Hillside Ave. PRICED TO SELL. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE. Great starter home in move in condition. Newer 1/2 bath off kitchen & replacement windows installed. MLS11-560. $52,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EDWARDSVILLE

122-124 SHORT ST. OUT OF THE FLOOD ZONE! Very nice double-block on a quiet street. Good income property for an investor or live in one side & rent the other to help with a mortgage. #122 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. #124 has living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths & a family room with free-standing fireplace. Off-street parking on one side. Taxes are currently $1,516 on assessed value of $68,700. MLS#11-3694 PRICE REDUCED TO $59,900 Mary Ellen & Walter Belchick 570-696-6566

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1140 SPRING ST. Large 3 bedroom home with new roof, replacement windows, hardwood floors. Great location! For more information and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2636 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

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Great Walnut street location. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms. wall to wall carpet. Gas heat. 2 car garage. Deck & enclosed porch. MLS 11-2833 $89,900 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 HANOVER

Great multi-family home. Fully rented double block offers large updated rooms, 3 bedrooms each side. Nice location. MLS 114390 $129,900 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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Cute 2 story, 2 bedroom 1 bath home. $15,000 570-780-0324 570-947-3575




EDWARDSVILLE 805-807 Main St. MultiS-Family. Large side by side double with separate utilities. 3 bedrooms each side with newer carpet, replacement windows and newer roof. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3054 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


44 Orchard St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath single, modern kitchen with appliances, sunroom, hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floor. Gas heat, large yard, OSP. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1866 $137,999 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490


128 JEAN ST. Nice bi-level home on quiet street. Updated exterior. Large family room, extra deep lot. 2 car garage, enclosed rear porch and covered patio. For more information and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $119,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

187 South Street 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, modern kitchen, security system, beautifully landscaped patio, pond & above ground pool. Great neighborhood! Close to major highways. MLS #11-2370 $124,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

Multi-family. large 3 unit building, beautifully updated apartments. Two 3 bedroom apartments & one efficiency apartment. Great location also offers street parking. This is a must see. $139,900. MLS 114389. Call/text for Details Donna Cain 570-947-3824

95 Pulaski St. Large home on nice sized lot. Newer windows, walk up attic. 3 bedrooms, nice room sizes, walk out basement. Great price you could move right in. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


* NEW LISTING! * 3-story home with 4 car garage. Hardwood floors, sun parlor with magnificent leaded glass windows, 4 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with pantry, formal dining room, gas heat. MLS #11-4133 $84,500 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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HANOVER TWP. HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $750 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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3 Bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with new windows hardwood floors finished basement 2 car garage and a finished basement. MLS 11-3610 $154,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

Fantastic view from the deck and patio of this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath vinyl sided 2 story home. Four years young with so many extras. A dream home! MLS# 11-2429 $299,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307


322 Spring Street Out of the flood area. 2 family home. One with 2 bedrooms, the other with 3 bedrooms. Needs TLC. 50x125ft lot. Walking distance to schools grade 7-12, kindergarten & 1st. Reduced to $45,000.


27 Spring St Great home. Great location. Great condition. Great Price. MLS#11-4370 $54,900 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

Smith Hourigan Group 570-714-6119

NEW ON THE MARKET! All brick & stone English Tudor on Corner Lot Breathtaking Views! 3 bedrooms, finished lower level, attached 2 car garage. In ground pool. Gas heat & central air. Must See! $385,000. 570-822-8704 or 570-498-5327

Pole 165 Lakeside Drive A truly unique home! 7,300 sq.ft. of living on 3 floors with 168' of lake frontage with boathouse. Expansive living room; dining room, front room all with fireplaces. Coffered ceiling; modern oak kitchen with breakfast room; Florida room; study & 3 room & bath suite. 5 bedrooms & 4 baths on 2nd. Lounge, bedroom, bath, exercise room & loft on 3rd floor. In-ground pool & 2story pool house. Air on 3rd floor. $1,149,000 MLS# 10-1268 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401


189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



HANOVER TWP. 311 Lockville Rd Stately brick 2 story, with in-ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace, wood stove 3 car attached garage, 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS#11-1242 $719,000 Call Joe or Donna, 613-9080

476 Wyoming St. Nice 3 bedroom single home. Gas heat. COnvenient location. To settle estate. Reduced to $34,900 Call Jim for details

2 story in good condition with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, fenced yard & new gas heat. REDUCED TO $39,000 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708


220 Wright Ave Modern 3 bedroom rancher. Woodburning fireplace in living room. Gas heat. Central air conditioning. Aluminum siding. Newer roof. Nice yard. Extras. (FHA financing: $3,497 down, $572 month, 4.25% interest, 30 years.) Seller willing to assist with buyer's closing costs, up to 6% of purchase price! MLS 11-4225 $99,900 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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475 S. Main St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story home with vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, large yard and off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3545 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200





2 unit duplex, 2nd floor tenant occupied, 1st floor unoccupied, great rental potential. Separate entrances to units, one gas furnace, new electrical with separate meters for each unit. The 1st floor apartment when rented out generated $550 per month. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-4247. $52,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

94 Ferry Road Nice vinyl sided 2 story situated on a great corner fenced lot in Hanover Twp. 2 bedrooms, 2 modern baths, additional finished space in basement for 2 more bedrooms or office/ playrooms. Attached 2 car garage connected by a 9x20 breezeway which could be a great entertaining area! Above ground pool, gas fireplace, gas heat, newer roof and “All Dri” system installed in basement. MLS #11626. $119,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

Great duplex on nice street. Many upgrades including modern kitchens and baths, plus ceiling fans. Both units occupied,separate utilities. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-3284. $74,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


Completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwood, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen & baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995 / month. Financing available. Call Bob at 570-654-1490


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40 N. Landon St. Residential area, 4 bedroom plus 2 in attic totaling 6. 1 1/2 baths. Half block from schools. All new rugs and appliances, laundry room, two car garage, off street parking, $119,900. Call 570-829-0847 KINGSTON

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MOSCOW 331 Gudz Road

5 Rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath; central air, rear patio; 1-car garage all on a fenced lot. $139,900 Call Donna 570-613-9080





LAFLIN This charming 3 story has plenty of potential and is within 1 block of Wyoming Ave. Put in your own finishing touches. Priced to sell! MLS 12-48 $ 34,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769



SALE BY OWNER! Charming, well maintained. Front porch, foyer, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms, living room/large dining room, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, sun room, basement with plenty of storage. Private English style back yard. $195,000 570-472-1110 KINGSTON

290 REYNOLDS ST. KINGSTON PRICE REDUCED! Brick front 2-story in a desirable Kingston neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths will give you all the room you need for family, guests or just room to spread out! The living room has a fireplace to enjoy a cozy evening, formal dining room & large eat-in kitchen for family dinners or a quiet morning breakfast. Many upgrades were done by the owner prior to listing and the house is freshly painted inside and the carpets were cleaned. All you need to do is move in and enjoy the upcoming holidays and many more years. Call today for an appointment. For more information and photos, go to prudentialreal and enter PRU2A8T2 in the “Home Search”. Price Reduced to $148,900. The seller is motivated and says “Make me an offer”. MLS#11-364 Reduced to $148,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566


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Lovely brick ranch home in great development. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All hardwood floors, brand new roof. 2 family rooms suitable for mini apartment. 1st floor laundry, sunroom, central air, alarm system, 1 car garage and electric chair lift to lower level. Very good condition. 11-2437 $200,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444 LAFLIN

NEW LISTING 13 Fordham Road Totally remodeled custom brick ranch in Oakwood Park. This home features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, family room, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, office with private entrance, laundry room on first floor, tons of closets and storage areas, walk-up attic, great finished basement with fireplace, builtin grill, in-ground pool, cabana with half bath, an oversized 2-car garage & a security system. Renovations include new: windows, gas furnace, central air, electrical service, hardwood floors, Berber carpeting, freshly painted, updated bathrooms & much, much, more. $399,700 Call Donna 570-613-9080


330 Charles St. Very nice 2 bedroom home in move in condition with updated kitchen and baths. Nice yard with shed and potential off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3525 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


210 Beechwood Dr Rare brick & vinyl tri-level featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with fireplace, rear patio, sprinkler system, alarm system & central air. MLS#11-2819 $199,000 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

Lovely cedar shingle sided home on large corner lot in a great development. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, 1st floor family room, finished lower level. Hardwood floors throughout, huge living room & family room. 1st floor laundry room & office, gas heat, nice deck, above ground pool, 2 car garage. 11-3497 $295,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

Private country living, with easy access to interstate. Relax and enjoy this comfortable A-Frame home. Jacuzzi, large deck & gorgeous pond. Great for entertaining inside and out. For more photos and info visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3285 $249,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


803 Aspen Drive Brand new carpet in lower level family room! Hardwood on 1st floor dining room, living room, bedrooms & hall! Large rear deck. Master bedroom opens to deck! Private rear yard! Basement door opens to garage. MLS #11-2282 $199,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


Greystone Manor. Ten year old home with attached apartment. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen, living room, dining room & den. Apartment has 1 bedroom, bath, living room, dining room, private entrance. 3 car garage, front porch, large decks. Total 2,840 square feet. On cul-de-sac. Call BOB RUNDLE for appointment.



Meticulously maintained ranch home in convenient Mountain Top location. Features include 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, charming foyer entrance, bright & beautiful living room, dining room opens to modern eat-in kitchen, new sun room addition, large family room, manicured lawn with beautiful hardscape in front. Large shed, large unfinished basement with half bath. MLS#11-3607 $159,900 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

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LAFLIN 24 Fordham Road

76 N. Dawes Ave. Use your income tax rebate for a downpayment on this great home with modern kitchen with granite counters, 2 large bedrooms, attached garage, full basement could be finished, sun porch overlooks great semi private yard. A great house in a great location! Come see it! . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-41 $119,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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459 Bennett St. Very nice 5 bedroom, 2 story home in nice area of Luzerne. Off street parking for 4 cars. 1st floor master bedroom & laundry. Replacement windows on 2nd floor. 5 year young full bath. Modern kitchen w/breakfast bar, oak cabinets. Basement always DRY! All measurements approximate MLS11-3745 $122,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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29 Valley View Dr. MOTIVATED SELLER Raised ranch on corner lot. Spacious two car garage. Modern kitchen & bath, tile floors. Energy efficient Ceramic Heat. MLS#11-2500 $174,900 Call Julio Caprari: 570-592-3966


130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#11-2600 PRICE REDUCED $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550


182 Robert Street Nice single or duplex. Gas heat. Detached garage. This home is “high and dry”, and available for immediate occupancy. Call Jim for details. Affordable @ $104,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 NANTICOKE

East Noble Street Nice two family on the east side. Gas heat. Detached 2 car garage. Affordable @ $69,500. Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 NANTICOKE Reduced - $89,000

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31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



95 William St. 1/2 double home with more square footage than most single family homes. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, ultra modern kitchen and remodeled baths. Super clean. For more information and photos visit www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 11-2120 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



10 Garfield St. Looking for a Ranch??? Check out this double wide with attached 2 car garage on a permanent foundation. Large master bedroom suite with large living room, family room with fireplace, 2 full baths, laundry room, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings throughout and MORE! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



1610 Westminster Road. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION Paradise found! Your own personal retreat, small pond in front of yard, private setting only minutes from everything. Log cabin chalet with 3 bedrooms, loft, stone fireplace, hardwood floors. Detached garage with bonus room. Lots to see. Watch the snow fall in your own “cabin in the woods.” For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-319 $279,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

20 Fairlawn Dr. Stauffer Heights Brick front Ranch home with 3 bedrooms. Kitchen & living room are on the lower level with walk out access. Good solid home with large room. Needs to be updated and being sold As-is. MLS 11-4494 $99,000 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Luxury 1,950 sq ft end unit Townhome in sought after River Ridge. Gas heat, CAC, Hardwood & wall to wall. Marble tile master bath with jetted tub & separate shower. $199,500 Call 570-285-5119 PLAINS

3 bedroom, 2 bath bi-level in good condition with 2 car garage, eat-in kitchen and living room/dining room combo. Lower level has framed out family room with brick fireplace. Very nice lot. Electric base board heat. $139,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411


25 Shea St CAPE ANN: Large & Bright, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, Carrara glass bathroom, finished lower level, family room (knotty pine) with bar. Oil heat, very large lot. Estate. View the mountains from the front porch. #112970. BIG REDUCTION! NEW PRICE $89,000 Go To The Top... Call JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481




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168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3894 $89,900 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3403 $62,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2887 $164,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


63 Clarks Lane 3 story Townhome with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, plenty of storage with 2 car built in garage. Modern kitchen and baths, large room sizes and deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4567 $144,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



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WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St


This very nice 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has a large eat in kitchen for family gatherings. A great walk up attic for storage and the home is in move-in condition. MLS 11-1612 $63,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

191 Andover St. Lovely single family 3 bedroom home with lots of space. Finished 3rd floor, balcony porch off of 2nd floor bedroom, gas hot air heat, central air and much more. Must see! MLS 11-59 $66,000 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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438 Tripp St

4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldn’t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $64,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

WAPWALLOPEN Don’t miss this spacious 2 story, with a 17 x 11 Living room, formal dining room, eat in kitchen plus ½ bath on the first floor & 2 bedrooms & bath on 2nd floor. Extras include an enclosed patio and a detached garage. Reasonably priced at REDUCED! $34,900. MLS 11-2653 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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Nice country bi-level on 40 acres with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living room, family room, office & laundry room plus attached oversized 2 car garage with workshop, rear deck & 3 sheds. Borders state game lands. MLS 11-1094. $319,900 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141 SWOYERSVILLE

120 Barber Street Nice ranch home! Great neighborhood. MLS#11-3365 $109,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770


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Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490


Lily Lake, 2 Circle Ave Charming & beautiful remodeled cottage on 1/3 acre landscaped corner lot. Approx 200 ft from lake - great view! 1,072 sf. Enlarged bedroom, bath & office. Shed. Choice of electric baseboard, wood or coal. Quiet, peaceful and serene neighborhood. Includes row boat & kayak. Ad #250771 $110,000. Call Harold or April (570) 379-2909

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28 S. Woodhaven Dr Beautiful 4 bedroom home. Peaceful surroundings. Lake view. 11-1253. $179,000 Darcy J. Gollhardt, Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352

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SWOYERSVILLE 350 Union St. Residential and commercial zone this property would make a perfect spot for your place of business. Zone B-3 highway business. See residential list #11-3569 for additional info and photos.MLS 11-3788 $67,500 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Nice ranch in very well maintained, quiet neighborhood with finished basement, hardwood floors, and big, fenced back yard with deck. REDUCED PRICE $94,900 MLS# 11-4025 Joseph P Gilroy Real Estate (570) 288-1444 Ask for Holly Kozlowski (570) 814-6763


Enjoy the quiet life in this spacious 3 bedroom home on double lot. Features hardwood floor in dining room, covered patio, oversized 2 car garage, family room with fireplace & finished, walk out basement with another fireplace. MLS# 11-1873 $160,000 Michael Slacktish 570-760-4961

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52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner Call Bob at 570-654-1490


OUT OF FLOOD ZONE Estate. Nice brick front ranch home on a corner lot. 1 car attached garage, circle driveway, central air. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with 2 showers, Full basement with brand new water proofing system that includes a warranty. Great location. MLS 11-2127 $108,500 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824


100 Warren St 16,000 sq. ft. commercial building with warehouse / offices. Great location. 1 block west of Route 93. Approximately 3 miles from 80/81 intersection. Many possibilities for this property storage lockers; flea market; game/ entertainment center; laundromat; auto garage. $119,000 Call Karen at Century 21 Select Group - Hazleton 570-582-4938


16 Miller St. 4 bedroom Cape Cod, one with hardwood floors. Central air, nice yard in Garden Village. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3645 $129,900 Call Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716


18 Atlantic Ave. Large 2 story home with 2 baths, attached garage. Being sold as-is. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4475 $59,900 Call Tom 570-262-7718


TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900 FINANCING AVAILABLE

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74 W. Carey St. Affordable home with 1 bedroom, large living room, stackable washer & dryer, eat in kitchen. Yard with shed. Low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4068

PITTSTON TWP. Well maintained double block on quiet street, great neighborhood. Perfect home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage, or would make a good investment, with separate utilities & great rents. Vinyl replacement windows, vinyl aluminum siding, walk up large attic from one side, lower front & rear porches, with two rear upper enclosed porches. $119,900 Call Ronnie 570-262-4838

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92 Tompkins Street Totally remodeled 2-story; 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, deck, rear fence. MLS# 11-2770 NEW PRICE! $99,900 CALL JOE OR DONNA 570-613-9080





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* NEW LISTING! * Great space in this 2-story coveted Dallas neighborhood! Lots of oak on 1st floor, door, moldings, kitchen, beams; finished basement, 3-season room, bonus room on 2nd floor with computer nook. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, office on 1st floor, dual heat/air units. MLS#11-4064 $349,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

$42,900 272 Stanton Street 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, 1 1/2 baths. Laundry room with washer & dryer, eat in kitchen includes refrigerator, stove, & dishwasher, built in A/C unit, fenced in yard, security system. MLS #11-4532 GO TO THE TOP... CALL JANE KOPP JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481 WILKES-BARRE 100 Darling St

Nice tow bedroom single, gas heat, enclosed porch, fenced yard. Close to downtown & colleges. Affordable at $42,500. Call TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 WILKES-BARRE

116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with newer laminate floors, vaulted ceiling, 2 large bedrooms. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath and laundry room. Large family room built in garage, and wood pellet stove. No sign, alarm system. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


1400 North Washington St Nice 2 story in need of some TLC with low taxes, near the casino. Roof is 5 years young. Newer water heater (installed '09), replacement windows throughout, 100 AMP electric, tiled bath, wall-towall carpeting entire 1st floor. $54,000. 11-4455. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

2 Story, 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath single family. Large eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, hardwood floors, newer furnace & water heater, 1 car garage. Off street parking. Quiet one way street. $49,900 MLS 11-4171 Call Jim Banos Coldwell Banker Rundle 570-991-1883 WILKES-BARRE 241 Dana Street

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths with textured ceilings, updated kitchen, all appliances including dishwasher, tiled bath with whirlpool tub, 2nd floor laundry room. Replacement windows. DRASTIC REDUCTION $60,000 MLS# 11-88 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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39 W. Chestnut St. Lots of room in this single with 3 floors of living space. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with hardwood floors throughout, natural woodwork, all windows have been replaced, laundry/pantry off of kitchen. 4x10 entry foyer, space for 2 additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Roof is new. MLS 11-325 $69,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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Beautiful 5 bedroom home, with 2 full baths w/linen closets. Modern kitchen with breakfast area and snack bar. Large pantry closet. Home features, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, 1st floor office area, living room, dining room, finished room in basement, walk up attic. 1 car garage, rear deck, fenced yard, ductless A/C. Call for your appointment today. MLS 10-4635 $92,000 Call Patty Lunski 570-735-7494 EXT. 304 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

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Parsons Section 32 Wilson St No need for flood or mine subsidence insurance. 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Aluminum siding. Corner, 105’x50’ lot. Fenced in yard. Appraised at $57,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-826-1458 for appointment WILKES-BARRE

PRICE REDUCED! 166 Jones Street Nice starter home. Spacious sideyard with off street parking, hardwood floors under carpet in living room & dining room, newer furnace. MLS #11-2979 $38,000 Call Debra at 570-714-9251


Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130 Former Blessed Sacrament Church, Rectory and paved parking lot. 4,372 square foot Church 1,332 square foot Rectory. Parking for 40 vehicles. Three adjacent lots for one price. $160,000 MLS#11-4037 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

Just on the market this 2 story offers a modern kitchen, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry plus 2/3 bedrooms On 2nd floor. Affordably priced at $ 27,900.00 MLS 12-50 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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314 Horton Street Wonderful home, 6 rooms. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, twostory, living room with built-in bookcase, formal dining room with entrance to delightful porch. Eat-in kitchen. Private lot, detached garage. A must see home. MLS 11-2721 New Price $59,900 GO TO THE TOP... CALL


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Nice home located on a quiet street. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath well kept & ready for new owner. MLS 12-73. $55,000. Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

WILKES-BARRE Lot 39 Mayock St. 9' ceilings throughout 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. Very bright. 1st floor master bedroom & bath. Not yet assessed. End unit. Modular construction. MLS #10-3180 $179,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

Come take a look at this value. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sit back & relax on the rear deck of your new home. MLS 1275. $42,500. Call/ text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824



WILKES-BARRE 60 Saint Clair St

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321 Franklin St. Great 2 bedroom starter home in the “Garden Village”. Brand new flooring throughout, fresh paint, vinyl siding and replacement windows. Newer electric service, eat in kitchen w/breakfast bar. 1st floor laundry room and off street parking. MLS 11-2302 $89,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSING REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


WILKES-BARRE 298 Lehigh Street Lovely 2 story with new roof, furnace, water heater, new cabinets and appliances. Whole house newly insulated. Nice deck and fenced-in yard. Call Chris at 570-8850900 for additional info or to tour. MLS 11-4505 $82,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

REDUCED TO $199,900

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, gas heat, Central Air, master bath with whirlpool tub & shower, lovely landscaped fenced yard, 1 car garage. Great Location. MLS#11-3533 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240


123 Dagobert St. Immaculately kept 2 story, 3 bedroom home in beautiful neighborhood. Home features newer doors, double hung E glass windows throughout. Air & ceiling fans in all rooms except bathroom. Beautiful year round sunroom in rear. Property includes 50x100 buildable lot, 3 parcels on one deed. A must see! MLS 11-2452 $119,500 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Great 4 bedroom home with new kitchen, furnace and bath. Laundry room off kitchen. Newer windows and roof. Hardwood on first floor. Off street parking. Older one car garage. Walk up attic. MLS 11-1478 $69,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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Nice home, great price. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, off street parking, Approx 1312sq ft. Currently rented out for $550 monthly, no lease. Keep it as an investment or make this your new home. MLS 11-3207 $46,000 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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Price reduced to $43,000, below market value! Modern kitchen & bath, enclosed rear patio. Nice, clean and well maintained; family room can be converted to a 3rd bedroom. Just move right in! MLS#11-3652 $43,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

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AVOCA Cozy (2) unit home with parking for (3) vehicles. Enclosed rear fenced-in yard, shed, washer & dryer, refrigerator included. Nice clean units! Home can be converted back to a single family home. MLS#11-4047 $49,900 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

WYOMING 40 Fifth st

Very nice 2 family, one side move in the other rented separate utilities, 6 rooms each side plus 1/2 bath upstairs each side. Wonderful neighborhood plus short walking distance to Wyoming Avenue. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-4027. $124,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


Brick home for sale. 2 Car Garage. For more info, call 570-856-1045 YATESVILLE PRICE REDUCED

25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


89-91 Hillside Ave. Out of the flood plain this double has potential. Newer roof & some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. Square ft. approximate. MLS 11-3463 $67,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Lawrence St. Nice 3 unit property. Lots of off street parking and bonus 2 car garage. All units are rented. Great income with low maintenance. $139,900 MLS# 10-2675 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


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1334 Main St. 1 story, 2,600 sq. ft. commePrcial building, masonry construction with offices and warehousing. Central air, alarm system and parking. Great for contractors or anyone with office/storage needs. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



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423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200



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35 Tannery St Two properties in one! House comes with additional a joining lot (approx 40 x 75) with potential to build or park 10-15 cars. Would make great professional space. New roof in 2010. $49,900. 11-4379. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770




12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas MLS 10-4740 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101



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584 Wyoming Ave. MOTIVATED SELLER! Three large offices along with a reception area with builtin secretarial/paralegal work stations; a large conference room with built-in bookshelves, kitchenette and bathroom. Lower level has 7 offices, 2 bathrooms, plenty of storage. HIGHLY visible location, offstreet parking. Why rent office space? Use part of building & rent space- share expenses and build equity. MLS#11-995 REDUCED TO $399,000 Judy Rice 570-714-9230 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723


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94 Church St. Spacious double block, one with one side owner occupied, 2nd side needs cosmetic care. Off street parking for 2 vehicles, walking distance to the downtown. Pool and patio deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3292 $76,500 Call Bill Williams 570-362-4158


SALE OR LEASE PRICE REDUCED Modern office building, parking for 12 cars. Will remodel to suit tenant. $1800/mo or purchase for $449,000 MLS 11-751 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $109,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


350 Union St. Residential and commercial zone this property would make a perfect spot for your place of business. Zone B-3 highway business. See residential list #11-3569 for additional info and photos. MLS11-3788 $67,500 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 GARAGE Swoyersville

33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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BACK MOUNTAIN 3.37 acre wooded

lot. Public sewer. Underground utilities. Close to 309. Asking $59,900 Call 570-885-1119 DALLAS 63 acres. Wooded parcel. 5,000’ roadfront on 2 paved roads. Level & rolling. In Dallas Twp. $425,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 HARDING Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Four-bay garage with attached 725SF office, also large garage now used for storage. Presently being used as auto sales, repair and storage. Property has security fence and exterior lighting. One acre lot. MLS # 10-2413 $215,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20

423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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JACKSON TWP 1 acre with well, septic and driveway in place. Asking $42,000. Make reasonable offer. DEREMER REALTY 570-477-1149

LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr


on one of the last available lots in desirable Laflin. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino & shopping. DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $34,900 atlas Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

MOUNTAIN TOP Crestwood Schools! 126 Acres for Sale! Mostly wooded with approx. 970 ft on Rt. 437 in Dennison Twp. $459,000 Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Don’t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 REDUCED!! $84,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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WILKES-BARRE PARTLY CLEARED VACANT LOTS: LOT #13 E. Thomas St. Approximately 0.57 acre MLS #11-2616 $32,000. LOT #18 E Thomas St., Approximately 0.73 acre. MLS #11-2615. $35,000 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

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Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, Call (570)250-2890


1 full & 1 small bedroom, 1 bath, offstreet parking, eatin kitchen, living room, oil & propane heat. $4,000. Call 570-954-4257

New Homes From $275,000-$595,000 (570) 474-5574

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130


4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Š Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Available Now 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992


Available Now 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included.$575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992

ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities



1 bedroom apartments, just remodeled, no pets. $450 to $525 + security. Call 570-328-3773

AVOCA APARTMENTS 2 2 2 2 2 2 1008 or 1010 Main St.

2 bedroom with basement for storage. Private entrance with rear yard. All appliances included. Washer, dryer, sewer included. Pets considered. $425/month + 1 month security. Call 570-606-7884 between 9am & 9pm or Call 570-256-7837 before 9am & after 9pm

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1st floor, 2 bedroom, gas heat, nice kitchen, optional garage. Washer/dryer included $685/month. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533


AVAILABILITY FIRST FLOOR $465 + utilities. Managed. 1 Bedrooms. Small, efficient, modern, appliances, laundry, gas fireplaces, courtyard parking. 2 YR SAME




KORNKREST 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water, sewer, garbage, stove & fridge included. $571 + lease & security. Call 570-825-0146


2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, full basement, no pets. $625/month, water & sewer paid, security. 570-829-5378


Brand new ½ Double. Gorgeous luxury living. Gas heat & central air. ½ basement. Hardwood floors throughout. Brand new appliances. Tons of private off street parking. 2 bedroom 1 ½ bath with rain shower. Large yard with Back deck. $900 month + utilities 2 2 2 2 2 2 1014 Main Street

Downstairs Unit. 2 bedroom, living room, eat-in kitchen, 1 bath, front porch. Appliances included. Off street parking. Full Basement. Hardwood throughout. Fresh paint. Gas/Central Air. ConvenientClose to 81. WOULD CONSIDER COMMERCIAL TENANT. $650 month + utilities 1014 Main Street Upstairs Efficiency Clean. Hardwood. Low maintenance. Kitchen, full bath, living room, bedroom, storage area. Appliances included. Hardwood & tile. Off street parking. Gas/Central air. WOULD CONSIDER COMMERCIAL TENANT. $500 month + utilities. 2 2 2 2 2 2 ALL APARTMENTS: Non Smoking No Pets Appointment only



5 rooms, all floors carpeted. (570) 639-5150


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KINGSTON 1 bedroom. Available now. $425 + security & electric. Call 570-829-0847 KINGSTON 121 Butler St Great location. Newly renovated. 1st floor. 2 bedrooms. 1.5 bath. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Off street parking. A/C. Storage. Water, sewage & trash included. Pets require additional security deposit. $1,000 + utilities, security & lease. 570-283-3969


1st floor, newly remodeled 1 bedroom, central heat and air, off-street parking, wall to wall, washer/dryer hookup, No pets. $475. Call 570-288-9507



4 bedroom, full basement, washer / dryer hookup, $500 month +.


Coal Street, West Main Street, New Street, Davenport Street, Franklin Street

$415 Monthly Profit + Tips

285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

912 Lots & Acreage

Immaculate 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor apartment overlooking park. Washer/dryer hookup. Stove & fridge included. No pets. Non smoking. $550/month + utilities & security. Call (570) 457-2227

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Apartments Available KINGSTON, 1 & 2 bedroom units PLAINS, large 2 bedroom with bonus room PLAINS, efficiency 1 bedroom WILKES-BARRE, 1/2 double with 4 bedrooms WILKES-BARRE, 2 bedroom duplex building All Include: Appliances, Carpeting, Maintenance. Lease, Credit Check & References Required.

570-899-3407 Tina Randazzo Property Mgr


Commercial Properties

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Heat, water & sewer included. Some pets okay. Off street parking. $750. 570-332-5215


565 Rutter Avenue 2 bedrooms, living, dining & family rooms, 1 new bath, all appliances, A/C, new carpeting & paint, off street parking, heat and hot water included, front & rear porches. No pets, no smoking. $850/per month & security deposit. Personal & credit references required. Call 570-287-4234


Cozy 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment Heat, hot water & electric included. Laundry in basement, non-smoking, no pets. Off-street parking available. $650. + 1 month security, lease & $40 credit check required. Call for appointment 570-762-3747


E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 3rd

floor, 2 bedrooms, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $715. 570-287-0900


Newly remodeled 2 bedroom with garage. Central air. Wall to wall. All kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. $690 + utilities. (570) 881-4993 KINGSTON


Saturday 1/7 11am - 2pm 51 Dana Street, Kingston 2 bedroom, 1st floor Heat & 1 car garage. $600/ month, 1st and security required Application and Credit check


Recently remodeled 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & hot/ cold water included. Small, 3rd room. No pets. $680 + security. Call Sam 570-817-4488


Spacious 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. 1 bath. Newly remodeled building, Living room, Dining room, eat-in Kitchen, private front balcony, off street parking, all appliances, including washer/dryer. Available now. $650 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. 570-814-3281

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Ultra modern 1 bedroom with loft space for office or den. Designer bathroom. Semi private garage. Washer/ dryer on 2nd floor. Barbeque deck. $685 + utilities (570) 881-4993


Commercial Properties


Apartments/ Unfurnished


3 bedroom, 1 bath. $725. With discount. All new hardwood floors and tile. New cabinets / bathroom. Dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. Facebook us at BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984


1 bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.



Modern, clean 2 bedroom. Large master bedroom with smaller 2nd bedroom. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Large living room and large closets. $550/mo + utilities. Owner pays sewer and garbage. 1 year lease required. NO PETS Call Charlie 570-829-1578


1 bedroom loft style apartment. Off street parking. Water & sewer included. $425. Call 570-855-6957


1 Bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.


2 bedroom, 1st floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596


2nd Floor apartment for a tenant who wants the best. Bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Brand new. Washer/dryer hookup, air conditioned. No smoking or pets. 2 year lease, all utilities by tenant. Sewer & garbage included. Security, first & last month’s rent required. $440.00 570-735-5064


603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330

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Nice clean 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $525 per month Call (570) 736-3125

Apartments/ Unfurnished


1 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove off-street parking, no pets. $450/ month, Heat, 1 month security. 570-388-6468 570-466-4176


1 bedroom, refrigerator, stove and washer provided, no pets, $375./per month, Call (570) 239-6586 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234


1 bedroom, 1 bath, $495/month + electric & security. Call 570-829-0847


2 bedroom, 1 bath. 1st floor. Newly painted. $575 + security. Includes fridge, range, heat, water & sewer. Call Bernie 888-244-2714


Clean Spacious 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living area and eat in kitchen. All utilities paid by tenant. $425/month 570-822-6184


Completely brand new & remodeled. 1 bedroom with garage, off street parking, yard, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator. NO PETS. $550/month Call (570) 709-2125


New 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Quiet area. All appliances included, coin-op laundry. Off street parking. No pets. $430. Water/sewer included. Security & references. Call 570-239-7770



Cozy 1st floor 3 room apartment like brand new! Tile bath, stove & fridge. $425/month + utilities, security deposit & lease. No pets. 570-654-2738

PITTSTON 2nd floor, 2 bed-

West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Spacious 1 bedroom apartment. Washer & dryer, full kitchen. No pets. $465 + electric. Call 570-262-5399

rooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $525/ month, water and sewer paid, security and lease required. Call after 4pm. 570-237-6277


3 bedroom, 2 second floor. Includes fridge, range, sewer, trash, washer & dryer hook up. $575 + security Call Bernie 888-244-2714 PITTSTON AVAILABLE DEC. 1 2 bedroom, modern and clean. Includes stove and fridge. W/d hookup. Landlord pays sewer and garbage, tenant pays heat, water & electric. NO PETS Lease & security required. $550/mo 570-829-1578


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1 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove provided, off-street parking, pets negotiable. $415/month, plus utilities, security, & lease. Call 570-779-1684


Commercial Properties

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE 151 W. River St.

NEAR WILKES 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, carpet. Appliances included. Sewer & trash paid. Pet friendly. Security deposit & 1st months rent required. $700. All utilities included except electric. 570-969-9268


155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some utilities & appliances included, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600/month. Call 570-969-9268


2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near General Hospital. $495 utilities, first, last & security. No pets. 570-821-0463 570-417-3427


264 Academy St 1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $600/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 646-712-1286 570-328-9896 570-855-4744


425 S. Franklin St. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio apts. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence and all doors electronically locked. Studio $450. Water & sewer paid. One month / security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 or 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola

WILKES-BARRE Clean, 2 bedroom,

duplex. Stove, hook—ups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444



Super Clean, remodeled compact 3 rooms, laundry, appliances, off street parking 1 car. $470 + utilities. EMPLOYMENT, CREDIT, LEASE REQUIRED. NO PETS/SMOKING. Managed Building!





Apartments/ Unfurnished


Street, Rear 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, enclosed front & back porch, laundry facilities. heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 1 bedroom, 1 1/2

bath, laundry room. $875 / month. Also, 1 bedroom, 1 bath efficiency, $675. All utilities & appliances included with both. Call 570-574-3065


apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723


Spacious, newly renovated 2 bedroom. Nice neighborhood. Freshly painted. With appliances & new washer/dryer. New floor coverings. $650 + utilities. References, credit and background check. Smoke Free. 570-881-0320

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130! WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š1 bedroom efficiency water included Š2 bedroom single family Š3 bedroom single family HANOVER Š4 bedroom large affordable Š2 bedroom NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included PLAINS Š1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Š3 Bedroom Half Double KINGSTON Š2 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon


AVAILABLE NOW!! Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. 2 bedroom $500 + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566

by General Hospital 3 bedroom apartment. All renovated. 1,200 sf. Parking space. $730/month + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566

WILKES-BARRE Large 2 bedroom,




1 bedroom with appliances on 2nd floor. Nice apartment in attractive home. Sunny windows & decorative accents. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. Includes hot water. $400 + utilities 570-824-4743


Apartments/ Unfurnished


Updated 1 bedroom. New Wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727


Commercial Properties


Rte. 315 1,200 - 2,000 SF Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206


Apartments/ Unfurnished

EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS The good life... close at hand

Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.



Commercial Properties


Parkway Plaza Sans Souci Parkway Commercial Space For Lease 1,200 sq. ft. starting at $700/ month. Off street parking. Central heat & air. Call 570-991-0706


1280 sq ft. 3 phase power, central air conditioning. Handicap accessible rest room. All utilities by tenant. Garbage included. $900 per month for a 5 year lease. 570-735-5064.


Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


WILKES-BARRE TWP 12,000 sf. Route 309. Exit 165 off I81. 570-823-1719



Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income


61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

Please call 570-825-8594 D/TTY 800-654-5984



Garage ALDEN/NANTICOKE 2 car. 23’x22’. $159. Electric Extra. 570-824-8786 GARAGE


28x30. Two 12’ doors. Has electric. Can be divided. $300/month 570-714-9234


Half Doubles

EDWARDSVILLE bedrooms, com-

2 pletely remodeled, 1 bath, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, $545/month, plus utilities, & 1 month security . 570-760-5573

EDWARDSVILLE bedroom, new

3 carpet & paint, fenced yard, laundry room, air. $550 + utilities, security & references. No pets 570-829-1768


3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting, laundry room, yard. $500 + utilities, security & references. No Pets. Call 570-592-3100


New apartment with carpet, painted, 1.5 bath, washer/dryer hook up, gas heat, $700 + utilities. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090 KINGSTON

750 & 1750 square feet and NEW SPACE 3,500 square feet OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206


12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

CURRENTLY USED AS A BEAUTY SALON High traffic location, gas heat, air. $595/month with 1 month security & 1 year lease. 570-388-6468 570-466-4176

Older charm, 1/2 double on residential street. 3 bedroom, bath, living & dining room combination. Updated kitchen with appliances (new gas range & dishwasher.) 1st floor laundry hookup. Gas heat. Attic storage space. Heat, utilities & outside maintenance by tenant. No pets. No smoking. 1 month security, 1 year lease.

ROSEWOOD REALTY 570-287-6822

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED! Sprague Ave. Charming, spacious 6 room, 2 bedroom duplex, includes 2nd & 3rd floor. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hook-up. Reduced! $540/mos + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS.570-793-6294


72’ x 200’ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Rt. 11 (1/4 mile from proposed Walmart) For Sale or lease. $96,000. 570-388-6669


Apartments/ Unfurnished



Kingston “A Place To Call Home” Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 3 Bedroom Townhomes Gas heat included


24hr on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more... Call Today for Move In Specials. 570-288-9019


1 B edroom Sta rting a t $675.00 • Includes gas heat, w ater,sew er & trash • C onvenient to allm ajor highw ays & public transportation • Fitness center & pool • P atio/B alconies • P et friendly* • O nline rentalpaym ents • Flexible lease term s M ond a y - Frid a y 9 -5 Sa tu rd a y 1 0-2

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2.5 bedroom, freshly painted, stove, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup, dry basement. $525/month, + utilities & security. (570) 239-5760

NANTICOKE bedroom, 1

2 1/2 baths. Wall to wall carpet. Backyard. Washer dryer hookup. $450 + security. Call 570-472-2392

PLYMOUTH 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Located on Academy St. $650 + utilities & security. Small pet OK with extra security. Call 570-262-1577

PLYMOUTH bedrooms,


Half Doubles

953 Houses for Rent

953 Houses for Rent




EXETER 2 HOMES (1) 2 bedroom with modern kitchen and bath, freshly painted. $650/mo + utilities. No Pets. (1) 1 bedroom with modern kitchen and bath. Laundry on 1st floor, bedroom on 2nd. $475/mo + utilities. No Pets. Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

953 Houses for Rent

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173 Almond Lane 3 Bedrooms, new carpet & paint. Shared yard. Front porch. Full basement. Eat-in kitchen with stove. No pets. $595 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-1356

Spacious. Newly remodeled. 1300 sf. 3 bedroom. Off street parking. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. No pets. $695/month + utilities & security 570-474-9248


Private, 3 bedroom ranch, patio, porch, appliances, work shop. $830 + utilities & security. Call 570-522-0084 DALLAS

3 remodeled, washer/dryer hookup, stove, no pets. Security deposit. $600 + utilities. Call Call (570) 574-5690

WEST WYOMING 3 bedroom, 1.5

bath, quiet area, off street parking. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. $650/mo + security and references. Utilities by tenant. 570-430-3851 leave message


102 Westminster St 3 bedroom. $650 + security. Section 8 welcome. Call 570-287-1349 or 570-817-1605 176 Charles St TOWNHOUSE STYLE, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Not Section 8 approved. $550/ month + utilities. References & security required. Available now! 570-301-2785


3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bath, large eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in yard. $750/per month, plus utilities, security deposit & lease.


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3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bath, large eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, fenced in yard. $750/per month, plus utilities, security deposit & lease.



322 New Hancock 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Available April 1st. Call for details. Call (570) 819-1473


17 Durkee St. 3 bedroom, 1½ bath Kitchen with appliances. Living room, dining room. Washer / dryer. 1 car Garage. Hardwood. Parking. Yard. Patio. $800 + utilities. Joe 570-592-1606


GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,200 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

DORRANCE 2 bedroom country cottage, yard, garage, oil heat. $750 + security. No pets. 610-759-7138


Blueberry Hill Large 3 bedroom ranch with oversized garage. Large lot with pool. No Realtors. For more details. Available for lease or purchase for $339,000. Call 570-406-1128 EXETER 1812 Scarboro Ave Completely remodeled 1/2 double, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, all hardwood floors & tile, modern kitchen including fridge, stove, dishwasher, disposal, modern baths, gas heat, washer dryer hookup in private basement, large porch, driveway, nice yard, great neighborhood, $795 + $1000 security, no pets. Call 570-479-6722

Furnished. Accepting students. $1,100/month 570-639-5041


3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer on premises, front & rear porches, full basement & attic. Offstreet parking, no pets, totally remodeled. $1,000/ month, + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598


MARKET STREET 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, offstreet parking, $575/ month plus utilities & security. Call 570-822-4177


Like new 2 bedroom, 1 bath Ranch with appliances, washer/dryer, oil heat, large yard. No pets, no smoking. References. Criminal/credit check. $850/mo plus utilities and security. 570-379-3232 leave message


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Farm house. Modern kitchen, hardwood floors. $950/month + security & 1 year lease Call 570-379-2258


3 bedroom Single home, off-street parking, new wall to wall, stove & fridge included. Washer/ dryer hook up, $575/month + utilities. Gas heat & hot water. Call 570-735-3235

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric


NANTICOKE Totally renovated, 2

bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house. living/dining room. Tile/carpet. Newer appliances, washer/dryer hookup. No smoking, no pets. Sewer, water & garbage included. $675 + utilities, lease, first, last, $500 security & proof of income. 570-851-5995

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Spacious one family house. 3 bedrooms, extra large living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, 1 bath, large backyard. Two car garage. $675/ month + security. Available now. Call 609-356-8416

953 Houses for Rent


Renovated 2 bedroom mobile home with central air, new carpeting, modern kitchen with all appliances, nice neighborhood, fenced yard and off street parking. No pets. Security & lease. $495 + all utilities. 570-690-3086


Nice 3 bedroom ranch. Modern kitchen & bath, new flooring, finished basement, fenced yard, shed, off street parking & more. Pets OK! Small down payment. $975. Call 570-956-2385 WEST PITTSTON


4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, refrigerator, stove & washer, washer/dryer hookup, small pets OK. $700/month, plus utilities, 1 month security Call 570-814-4412 SALEM TWP. 3 bedroom home on 24 acres with 1000 ft of creek. Private, secluded, next to state game land. Kitchen with appliances. Laundry room. 2 bedrooms, full bath on 1st floor. Master bedroom, bath on 2nd floor. Enclosed hot tub, opens to deck. 2 car garage. Electric fence for dogs. Water, sewer included. Berwick School District. 10 minutes from Berwick Power Plant. $1500 month. 570-542-7564 SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722


Small 1 1/2 bedroom trailer. Private fenced lot with shed. Appliances included. $500 month + 1 month security. Tenant pays electric & gas. Available immediately. No pets. 570-477-5747



Home for rent, new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Full basement. 1 acre lot. 5 minutes from I-80 & Pa Turnpike. $1,250 + utilities. Call 609-929-1588


212 Bowman St Just remodeled. 3 bedrooms. Off street parking. $650 + utilities, security deposit & lease. No pets. 570-472-9642


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9.5 rooms. Commercially zoned house. Includes 2 adjoining apartments: 2 kitchens, 2 full tile baths, 3.5 bedrooms, basement & attic storage. Wall to wall. Drapes/blinds. 2 patio decks. Off street parking. 2 blocks from General Hospital. 1 miles from Square. Easy access to I81, airport, casino. $900 + security + utilities. No smoking. Call (570) 762-8265


KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331


Furnished rooms for rent. Close to downtown. $90/week + security. Everything included. Call 570-704-8288

965 2 bed, 2 bath ranch with new kitchen & beautiful river view. Appliances included $1,200/mos + utilities. MLS# 11-4275 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891


2 bedroom, 1 bath. Small yard. Appliances included. $850 + utilities & security. Pets ok. 570-574-3065

959 Mobile Homes

Roommate Wanted


To share 3 bedroom apartment. All utilities included. $300/month 570-212-8332

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2,000 square feet of Warehouse Space for storage only. $600/month, 1 year lease. Call 570-760-3779, leave message.

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Boca Raton Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507


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GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 1,500 square foot available for rent. Restaurant with some equipment. Excellent street visibility at the Hazle & Park Triangle. Also, Middle East Bakery for sale or rent. call Pete for details at 570-301-8200





113 Edison St. Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. $625 Call Aileen at 570-822-7944

lots of storage, dishwasher, $695/ month includes all utilities except electric. No pets. Lease. References. Security. (570) 817-6422



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570-299-7241 570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / repair, Windows & Doors

Call the Building Industry Association of NEPA to find a qualified member for your next project. call 287-3331 or go to For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price! BATHROOMS, KITCHENS, ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS, etc. 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates. (570) 332-7023


Chimney Service

A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now! COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990 570-840-0873

1057Construction & Building


Sales, service, installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-606-7489 570-735-8551


All Types Of Work New or Remodeling Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044


Chimney Service


& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479


Dry Wall

Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

Handyman Services

Remodeling, New Construction, Water & Flood Repairs

570-579-3755 PA043609


Hanging & finishing, design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(570) 675-3378 1084



Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469




COMPLETE MAINTENANCE Roofing, siding, plumbing, electric, drywall, painting, rough and finished carpentry, lawn service and more. Residential & Commercial 570-852-9281


Property & Lawn Maintenance LICENSED & INSURED Carpentry, painting, plumbing, snow plowing & general home & business repairs. Free Estimates 570-406-3339

The Handier Man

We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7


570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.



cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302

Handyman Services


PRO FORCE PAINTING & CONSTRUCTION Interior & exterior painting. All types of remodeling,& plumbing. Front and back porches repaired & replaced Call 570-301-4417



Painting, drywall, plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed & Insured

570-578-8599 Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

Hauling & Trucking

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299



Free Estimates. 570-332-5946


Hauling & Trucking

AAA Bob & Ray’s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820




Long Term Care Insurance products Reputable Companies. 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT longtermcare@


TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484


823-3788 / 817-0395

Mike’s Scrap

Five Dollars & Up Cleaning & hauling of wood, metals, trash & debris from houses, yards, garages, etc. Free estimates SAME DAY SERVICE


VERY CHEAP JUNK REMOVAL! Licensed, Insured & Bonded. Will beat any price, guaranteed! Free Estimates. Over 10,000 served.


Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!


288-8995 1195


BestDarnMovers Moving Helpers Call for Free Quote. We make moving easy. 570-852-9243


Painting & Wallpaper


Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

Find homes for your kittens! Place an ad here! 570-829-7130




& HOME BUILDER “SAME DAY SERVICE” Why Pay more? Interior & exterior. We do hardwood floors, furnaces, water heaters - all your home remodeling needs. Pay when you’re pleased. All work guaranteed. Free Estimates. 570-899-3123


Roofing & Siding


570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

WINTER ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846


Snow Removal


PLOWING ŠCommercial




VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275


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